Billy Joel’s monthly residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden boasted a few extra surprises on Wednesday night (Oct. 21) when the “Gangster of Love” Steve Miller and guitarist John Mayer showed up for guest spots.
The 72-year old Wisconsin native strapped on a guitar to join Joel for a rendition of his hit song “The Joker,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.
Mayer added extra licks to Joel’s “You May Be Right” from Glass Houses. The Dead & Company guitarist first came out to assist on the ballad, “This is The Time.” The two musicians later switched things up with a nod to Robert Johnson with the Cream/Eric Clapton arrangement of “Crossroads.”
The Oct. 21 show was a big night in New York, and native New Yorker Joel got swept up in Mets mania, celebrating the baseball team’s victory over the Chicago Cubs and journey to the World Series with a spirited version of the “Meet the Mets” theme song on piano.
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