Watch Kevin Spacey Sing ‘Piano Man’ with Billy Joel [Video]
When Billy Joel was feted with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Music back in November, an all star cast joined him on stage for some of his classics, including actor Kevin Spacey and rock great John Mellencamp.
PBS aired the highlights this weekend, and here's the best of the best.
The ceremony honoring Billy aired on PBS over the weekend, and in case you missed it, well, you missed a great night of television.
Several artists were on hand to serenade Billy with his own tunes, including John Mellencamp (an acoustic version of “Allentown”), Josh Grobin (“Always A Woman”), Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines (“She’s Got A Way”), Tony Bennett (“New York State of Mind”) and a fantastic a capella run through of "The Longest Time" by Philly greats Boyz II Men.
Later, Billy himself took center stage performing such hits as “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Down on Broadway)," "Vienna," "You May Be Right" and "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song),” before he was joined by Kevin Spacey who played harmonica and sang the first verse of “Piano Man.” The pair was then joined by the other performers for an all-star rendition of Billy’s signature song.
Meanwhile, Billy spent New Year’s Eve on stage in Orlando, Florida, where he paid tribute to the late Joe Cocker, with Cocker’s version of the Beatles’ hit “With A Little Help From My Friends.” Even doing a pretty good Cocker-esque singing style on the classic.