The Last Play At Shea (2010)

29 Jan

A documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin chronicling the relationship between Billy Joel and Shea Stadium in Queens/Long Island. A heartfelt dedication to a landmark setting that meant a great deal for all Americans. From The Beatles first stadium show in 1965 to the highs and lows of the working class Mets baseball team that captured the locals interest and subsequent devotion for the underdog team. The documentary also traces the career of Billy Joel, from humble beginnings sharing houses with band members to his transformation when entering his second marriage with Christie Brinkley, his humility shone through when speaking of himself and his life in general. It was also great hearing some of his hits from over the years performed live intercut with archival footage.

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