Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sting and Billy Joel, Who Each Lived in the Same Apartment, to Play Mega Show in Tampa This Winter


I can’t imagine two bigger stars on one bill.

Billy Joel and Sting, or rather Sting and Billy Joel, will play a mega show in Tampa this coming February 2024.

I’m getting my plane ticket now.

This show will be memorable for many reasons. But one connection the two have is hard to ignore. They each lived in the same apartment.

Years ago, Billy and Christie Brinkley had a magnificent apartment on Central Park West. But as we know Billy the Kid and the Uptown Girl divorced.

The couple sold the apartment to Sting and Trudie Styler, who lived there for eons very happily raising their huge family.

A few years ago, the first couple of rock — Sting and Trudie — sold the place for around $20 million bucks. They decamped down the boulevard near Lincoln Center, and now live on Central Park South.

Maybe Sting and Billy, who’ve remained good friends ever since then, will share stories of the building. Their neighbors included Paul Simon and Robert De Niro!

PS would love to hear Sting sing “New York State of Mind.” And Billy on “King of Pain.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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