Itzhak Perlman and Billy Joel
On Monday, March 9, 2015, Itzhak Perlman surprised 19,000 fans at Billy Joel’s Concert at Madison Square Garden, NY, NY. The two music icons collaborated on the song, “The Downeaster Alexa”
from Billy Joel’s eleventh album, Strom Front in 1990. The song is sung in the persona of an impoverished fisherman off Long Island and the surrounding waters who, like many of his fellow men, is finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet and keep ownership of his boat. Itzhak Perlman is billed as the “world famous incognito violinist” in the song’s credits. The two performed the songs, “The Downeaster Alexa” and “And So It Goes” on stage to the cheers of the MSG fans.