partial video of Billy Joel band paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. Crystal Taliefero on vocals for Respect: pic.twitter.com/oYqLeQq7RA— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 24, 2018
And in keeping with his tradition of welcoming guests to the stage, Bryan Adams sat in for the encore.
Video of "Respect" hasn't surfaced, but Digital Journal noted that Joel turned the lead vocal chores over to his longtime percussionist and background singer for the song. He introduced the classic by calling Franklin "one of the greatest singers of all time."