Fans of Billy Joel attending the performance of tribute band Big Shot got one hell of a surprise on Friday night, when he sat in with the group at the Paramount in the Long Island town of Huntington, N.Y.
Billy Joel gave his fans the ultimate treat on Friday night, by performing rock n ‘ roll classics with his very own tribute band
The piano man had been watching from the VIP section with his wife, when he came down onto the stage mid set.
Together they played three songs, including two covers — the Rolling Stones‘ Honky Tonk Women, Joe Cocker‘s arrangement of the Beatles‘ With a Little Help From My Friends and his own You May Be Right, which, typical to Joel, had a bit of Led Zeppelin‘s Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure.
The video of Honky Tonk Women is above, and the other two songs can be found in the video below.
If Joel’s performance with the group seems a little too tight to be true, there’s an explanation. Three of its members — drummer Chuck Burgi, guitarist Tommy Byrnes, and Big Shot frontman Michael DelGuidice are also a part of Joel’s band.
Fans in attendance were overjoyed, with one fan saying they couldn’t believe they had the Billy Joel experience minus the price-tag “People pay big money to see him. We got it for cheap!” Another fan, Kim Guerriero, was celebrating her 46th birthday, and said there couldn’t have been a better present “This was the best gift. What an amazing night for all of us!”
First seen on Newsday