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Billy Joel has access to some of the finest pianos in the world, but he couldn’t help but stop and play a piano he saw left out for trash pickup on the side of a road.

The brief video captured below shows Joel in Huntington, Long Island playing away on the disagreed piano and marveling at the fact, “It’s a perfectly good piano. Seems a shame to throw it out.”

Apologies for the camerawork in the video. Not sure if it was filmed by a fan who wanted to be discrete while filming or by someone who’s never held a smartphone before. Even with the terrible angles, it’s still a fun moment!

Billy Joel: Impromptu Piano in Huntington, LI 6/26/20

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.