Billy Joel’s Legacy Lives on at Madison Sq. Backyard: The Opus

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Billy Joel hasn’t put out a rock album since 1993 — however since 2014, he’s offered out Madison Sq. Backyard as soon as a month, each month. He first performed the enduring New York Metropolis venue in 1978, a yr after releasing The Stranger and just some months after its followup, 52nd Avenue. In complete, he’s carried out at MSG an insurmountable 133 instances (as of January, thirteenth, 2023), a file that’s arduous to fathom ever being damaged.

What’s it about Joel’s catalog that permits him to maintain enjoying reveals like this? What retains individuals filling these seats, and even perhaps extra attention-grabbing, what retains the person himself excited to play his previous hits in entrance of all these followers? On the ultimate episode of The Opus: The Stranger, we’ll reply these questions by simply what it’s about Billy Joel the songwriter that has made him such an enduring icon.

Adam Unze is joined by various followers who’ve been impressed by Joel’s indelible songwriting and witnessed his MSG performances first hand: Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Bayside’s Anthony Raneri, Rozzi, Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography creator Fred Schruers, and music publicist Ken Weinstein. Hearken to Episode 4 of The Opus above.

The Opus is introduced by Consequence Podcast Community and Sony Legacy. For updates on future seasons, be sure to like, evaluate, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You can even stream and obtain The Stranger right here, and vicariously expertise Joel’s reside present with the just lately launched Stay at Yankee Stadium. You can even get tickets to his ongoing MSG residency — in addition to his upcoming co-headlining tour with Stevie Nicks — right here.

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