The “Vienna” singer took trip of his New York City gig to acknowledge the contributions of Beck, the late guitarist of The Yardbirds who died on Tuesday after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” in response to his representatives. He was 78.
Joel, who described Beck’s dying as “the end of an era” on Twitter, informed the MSG crowd that he “always loved” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
“He was the best,” mentioned the “Piano Man” singer, who added that he “couldn’t let the night go by without doing something by Jeff.”
You can hearken to Joel rock out beginning across the 6:18 mark within the video under.