>Tonight, May 31, 2016 BILLY JOEL will perform a Record-Breaking 75th time @ Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York!
>BILLY JOEL claims that he was once Jimi Hendrix's roadie for a night! BILLY JOEL recalls why the August 23, 1968 concert will always stick in his mind - because he was ON the stage to see the show! BILLY JOEL recently spoke to The Hamilton Spectator about 'sneaking' on stage for a Jimi Hendrix concert at the (Singer Bowl) which is now the Flushing Meadows Tennis Stadium in New York. (This is where they play the U.S. Open) As BILLY JOEL explains, he and some of his friends made believe he was one of Hendrix's roadies. With his baseball cap pulled down low, he wrapped some electrical cable around his shoulder, and with an English accent: "Jimi's got these cables I need to take to him." BILLY JOEL made he way closer and closer inside the venue, and finally got close to the backstage. BILLY JOEL went on to explain: "Jimi's famous roadie, Keith Robertson, montioned to me, come over here! He had me lug Hendrix's huge Marshall speaker cabinets onstage. I spent the entire concert on the edge of the stage, watching Hendrix perform- and watching my friends in the audience. I couldn't believe it, and neither could they! I did that (phony roadie) thing a number of times."