Billy Joel welcomed John Mellencamp, as well as two members of the Young Rascals, to the stage at Friday night’s (March 3) concert at Madison Square Garden. Joel and Mellencamp treated fans to a surprise performance of “Authority Song,” off of Mellencamp’s 1983 Uh-huh album, while Young Rascals’ Gene Cornish and Felix Cavaliere brought their 1966 hit “Good Lovin'” to the crowd.
“I left the gig after watching these guys play and I almost gave up,” Joel, reminiscing about attending a Young Rascals show, joked as he introduced Cornish on guitar and Cavaliere on organ.
Joel returns to the famed New York City venue in April. His next stop is in Lincoln, Neb., on March 24.