Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Performance 11.19.2014 [Official PBS Full Video & YouTube Clips]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published January 5, 2015


Billy Joel Gershwin Prize Program Setlist:

Dance ensemble performance from Twyla Tharp’s Broadway musical, Movin' Out
Introduction by Kevin Spacey
Boyz II Men perform "For The Longest Time"
Leann Rimes performs "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"
Gavin Degraw performs "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"
Archival footage of Billy Joel performing "Only The Good Die Young" in the U.S.S.R.
Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin perform "She's Always A Woman"
Archival footage of Billy Joel performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Shea Stadium
Michael Feinstein performs a short version of "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin
Natalie Maines performs "She's Got A Way"
John Mellencamp performs "Allentown"
Paul McCartney sends his love via video
Archival footage of Billy Joel performing with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium
Twyla Tharp speaks on the Broadway musical, Movin' Out
Dance ensemble performance from Twyla Tharp’s Broadway musical, Movin' Out
Tony Bennett performs "New York State of Mind"
Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), U.S. Representative Candice Miller (R-MI10), U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA12), U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS3) and Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress
Billy Joel performs "Movin' Out"
Billy Joel performs "Vienna"
Billy Joel performs "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)"
Billy Joel performs "You May Be Right"
Billy Joel performs "Piano Man" with guests

Above, you can watch the full 85 minute video that aired on PBS of Billy Joel being honored by The Library of Congress with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event took place on November 19, 2014 but premiered on television on January 2nd, 2015.

This is a very special honor, and one that Billy Joel absolutely deserves.

Highlight Clips:

Billy Joel & Guests (Kevin Spacey, Boyz II Men, Natalie Maines, Josh Groban, Gavin DeGraw, Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes and Michael Feinstein) Perform "Piano Man"
Billy Joel Performs "Movin' Out"
Tony Bennett Performs "New York State of Mind"
Natalie Maines (of Dixie Chicks) Performs "She's Got A Way"
Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin Perform " She's Always A Woman"
"For The Longest Time" performed by Boyz II Men


Sources: & Billy Joel's YouTube

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