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Billy Joel on hitting the 100 mark at Madison Square Garden – CBS News

“You don’t usually get political in shows.”

“No, I don’t think it’s right for me to get up on a soapbox because that’s not why people are there.”

“But you had to do something that night?”

“I had to do something that night. The President said, you know, ‘There’s some good people on that side …’ No, Nazis aren’t good people. It really enraged me, actually. My old man, his family got wiped out. They were slaughtered in Auschwitz. Him and his parents were able to get out. But then he was in the U.S. Army during the war and fought with Patton and was shot at by Nazis.

“My family suffered. And I think I actually have a right to do that.”