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Billy Joel… The Greatest Madison Square Garden show of all time?

The Greatest Madison Square Garden show of all time?

In 1968, the latest incarnation of Madison Square Garden opened in the heart of NYC.
By the 1970s, the arena was the premier showcase for music’s biggest stars.

With the ’00s ending and MSG’s renovation scheduled to begin in 2010, we have four decades of classic concerts and one question: What’s The Garden’s greatest show? Each week in November, MSG will give you a chance to vote on shows from each different decade, starting with the 70’s.

Johnny Cash performed in December of 1970. The Man in Black wrapped up a big year – White House performance, hit songs, Grammy wins, popular variety show – with one night at The Garden.

Billy Joel took the stage at MSG in December of 1978. Hot on the heels of his first #1 album (52nd Street) and a handful of major Grammy nominations, Joel capped off his big year with three nights at The Garden.

To vote for Billy Joel, or any other of the 1970’s shows, go to

1980’s poll opens Monday, November 9

1990’s poll opens Monday, November 16

2000’s poll opens Monday, November 23