MUSIC NEWS
Billy Joel Does Impromptu Jam at Florida Motorcycle Show

1/31/2013

BillyJoel.comImagine attending an outdoor event in your town, looking up, and noticing the guy playing keyboards in the band that's entertaining the crowd is Billy Joel.  Well, that's exactly what happened over the weekend in Dania Beach, Florida, during a vintage motorcycle show in the city.

According to the Miami Herald, Joel, a massive motorcycle fan and collector, turned up at the show on Saturday.  Clare Frost, the event organizer, tells the paper, "He walked through the crowd without people really knowing who he was and looked at the over 230 vintage bikes on display and talked to a few of our vendors."  Then, says the organizer, he walked up to the band, and asked the lead singer if he could jam with them.

"Only about 25 [fans] were around them at first but I guess with Facebook, about 100 more showed up," continued Frost, adding, "When he got off the stage after about three songs, he signed autographs and had pictures taken.  He then got about halfway across the field, got lost in the crowd, got on [his] bike...and left."

As for why the Piano Man was in Dania Beach to begin with, it's about half an hour away from Miami, where he owns a home.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


 «  Return to previous page
 »  Send to a friend
Subscribe to channel