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.