Billy Joel To Play Private Hotel Show

Piano man Billy Joel will play a private 50th-birthday concert

Friday (May 7) at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, N.Y., according to

a hotel representative. New York Post gossip columnist Neal Travis

reported Friday that the gig will close the book on Joel's pop-music

career. Such fellow popsters as Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett

and Foreigner's Mick Jones are expected to attend, Travis

wrote. Joel, who turns 50 on Sunday, has said he plans to say goodbye to

pop to focus on his classical music.