Howard Stern & Jimmy Fallon Help Billy Joel Celebrate Birthday

Yesterday Billy Joel turned 65 and celebrated the occasion with one of his monthly shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The audience was packed with celebrities and a few of them, Howard Stern and Jimmy Fallon, turned up on stage during the 23-song performance. Stern, who dubbed Joel "Saint Billy," led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to the legendary performer.

The Piano Man was introduced by Stern, who revealed that Billy was donating the proceeds from the evening's concert to the North Shore Animal League animal shelter. Howard, Beth Stern and Billy's girlfriend Alexis each brought puppies on stage with them to show the beneficiaries of the show. Joel worked through a number of greatest hits, but there was also a rarity he played. Billy performed "Scandinavian Skies," a song he recently revealed was about heroin, for the first time since 1982.

Jimmy Fallon came out about halfway through the show to duet with Billy on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," reprising March performance from The Tonight Show

. Fallon than took off his coat to reveal a striped jacket and brought out his barbershop quartet for a take on Inner Circle's "Sweat (A La La Long)." The audience then once again sang "Happy Birthday" to Billy. The show, which was played before a capacity crowd, came to a close with opening act Gavin DeGraw helping out on "You May Be Right."

Watch a few of the highlights of the show via Somewhere In Jersey75:

[Howard Stern Leads Birthday Singalong]

[Jimmy Fallon & Billy Joel Duet On Lion Sleeps Tonight]

[Jimmy Fallon's Barbershop Quartet Makes Billy Sweat]

Here's the setlist from Billy Joel's birthday gala:

 

[Published on: 5/10/14]

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