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Billy Joel is pretty cool, invites college student to play ‘New York State of Mind’ with him [VIDEO]

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Taylor Bigler
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It turns out that silky-smooth singer Billy Joel is pretty cool.

The legendary musician was giving a talk and playing some of his songs at a small venue at Vanderbilt University in January when a timid young student asked if he could accompany Joel on the piano as he sang his favorite song: “New York State of Mind.”

Joel said yes, and this what went down:

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