Today's news of Jeff Schock's passing has stunned the entire Billy Joel community. I think I speak for many of Billy's longtime fans, who have had the pleasure of knowing Jeff over the years, that he will be sorely missed. Jeff was not only a great rock photographer, videographer, producer, director, tour manager and archivist for Billy for over 40 years, but a wonderful ambassador for the entire Joel organization. He was always so friendly and gracious to fans. Greeted us with hugs and smiles at every show. Took our pictures. Followed us on Facebook. Sent us birthday greetings. He treated us like extended musical family. It was obvious that he loved his work and Billy.
This website and the Billy Joel universe have lost a huge contributor and a really good man. RIP, Jeff. It is true...only the good die young.