Monday, June 26, 2006

Earlier this month the music industry mourned the loss of one of their greatest forces of nature, Billy Preston. Preston had an unprecedented career, playing with everybody from Nat King Cole, at the age of 10, to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. He was even called "The Fifth Beatle" for his work on "Let it Be," his appearance playing piano on "Get Back" for the Fab Four's rooftop performance and developed a lasting friendship with George "the quiet one" Harrison. Not only did he garner noteriety with the Beatles but Preston went on to play with the Rolling Stones and recorded with Ray Charles on his last album. A true talent who will be missed.

Preston with Nat King Cole

Performing "That's the Way" with Harrison

1 comment:

sally said...

Preston was a genius.

thanks so much for your help, by the way. I really appreciate it!