Last night Billy Joel celebrated his 100th performance at Madison Square Garden. With that honor, Governor Cuomo decided to dedicate the day itself to the pop icon and influential musician.
According to the very fancy, very official proclamation document, July 18 will be Billy Joel Day in the state of New York moving forward. The proclamation states that the day is “in honor of his extraordinary history of leadership and contributions to the music industry and New York State.”
The proclamation also mentions that he currently holds the record “for most consecutive performances and most lifetime performances” at Madison Square Garden.
Billy Joel’s show last night was the 54th consecutive performance of his residency at the arena. In addition to the milestone and state recognition, one of Joel’s personal Steinway pianos was put on display at the entrance to the venue.
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