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Billy Joel to play his 100th show at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK — Piano Man will play perform the 100th time at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Billy Joel (L) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pose with a framed commemoration in front of the banner at a press conference honoring Joel's 100th Lifetime Performance at Madison Square Garden on July 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Billy Joel, 69, first performed there 40 years ago.

"I couldn't think of a better way to peak in my life than this," he said at an event designating July 18 as "Billy Joel Day" from now on. "I just want to thank all of you."

Governor Andrew Cuomo honored the occasion.

"Billy Joel is not only one of the greatest entertainers of our time, but also a leading advocate for protecting the environment, honoring first responders and improving the lives of New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "I am proud to proclaim Billy Joel Day to congratulate Billy on this milestone, and I look forward to seeing him perform for many years to come."