After one million bootleg copies of Billy Joel's 1972 WMMR/ Sigma Studio radio concert reached 'unofficial' listeners and fans, SONY/Legacy Records (in November 2011) released this legendary concert in a wonderful 2 CD boxed set, simply titled 'Piano Man' (Legacy Edition)
It has been widely known for over 40 years that this 'live' broadcast gave Billy his needed boost as the 'then' new song, Captain Jack, was added to the stations' playlist and became the most requested song in WMMR-FM's history, beating out 'Freebird', 'Stairway To Heaven' and even 'Hey Jude'!
Billy Joel's 1972 original band-the band that supported arrangements (in the studio and on the road) for the songs: 'The Ballad of Billy The Kid', 'Travelin' Prayer', 'Long, Long Time', 'Josephine' and 'Captain Jack', made their 2013 reunion known in a big way--selling out NYC's Bitter End on September 22, 2013.
This band is coming back to The Bitter End on Sunday, August 24th 2014 for an encore performance of their 1972 WMMR-FM/Sigma Concert--in its entirety.
Other songs included in this set are: 'Everybody Loves You Now', 'The Falling Of The Rain' and 'She's Got A Way'.
Rhys Clark: Drums
Larry Russell: Bass
Don Evans: Guitar(s) Vocals
With Specials Guest Artist(s)
Elio Pace: Piano, Lead Vocals
David Clark: Piano, Lead Vocals