HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — The coronavirus pandemic may have put a damper on live music, but that didn’t stop Billy Joel from treating a few New Yorkers to a quick performance on a piano that had been left on a Long Island sidewalk.
In the video, the 71-year-old "Piano Man" musician plays a few bars of "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" by Shelton Brooks on the instrument, which had been left outside in Huntington, People magazine reported.
"It's a perfectly good piano," Joel, clad in motorcycle gear, says in the clip. "It's a shame to throw it out."
He then says someone should donate the instrument to a nearby thrift store.
"These are laminated keys," he adds. "The pedals work. The action is great."
A spokesperson for the singer-songwriter confirmed that Joel is the man in the video, People reported.