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Billy Joel's 99 Madison Square Garden Concerts: LIers share their favorites

Billy Joel and Mark Messier celebrate the 50th

Billy Joel and Mark Messier celebrate the 50th show of Joel's residency at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Myrna Suarez

Billy Joel will play the 100th Madison Square Garden concert of his career on Wednesday, July 18.

In addition to having the longest run of concerts in the arena’s history, Joel has performed at The Garden more than any other artist in history. (Elton John held the record for most concerts there with 64 until Joel bested that in 2015.)

Many Long Islanders have seen Joel at MSG. Here, fans share their favorite memories from seeing the Piano Man play The Garden.

Which of Joel's 99 concerts was your favorite, and why?

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I was fortunate to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on his 65th birthday on May 9th, 2014.

Henry Hammond, Huntington, West Virginia

He mixed in holiday songs with his own music.

Elizabeth Hill, Long Beach, previously Manhasset & NYC

To hear 20,000 sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was lots of fun.

Fred Sweetapple, Babylon

My Favorite? My Birthday, 1/11/2017.

Evelyn D. Lubrano, Hampton Bays

When Howard and Beth Stern went on stage at a show one night.

Anthony , Massapequa

I think one of the best shows was in 1984 New Year’s Eve we had front row seats and he was great

Duane Heskin , Port Jefferson

Bringing in the millennium New Years Eve 1999-2000

JT, Syosset

My favorite Billy Joel concert is the last one.

Roger Thomas, Syosset

In 2016, when Tony Bennett came on for his 90th birthday

Nick, Baldwin, NY

Saturday, June 23, 1984. My one and only time to see him, needless to say priceless.

Mitch Gardner, North Massapequa