We remember Billy Preston. ‘Billy the Fith’

This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth Beatle

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Michael McDonald – I Was Made to Love Her (2005) . w/ Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty – My sweet lord (2002) . Nothing From Nothing (1987) . w/ Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful (1985) . w/ Syreeta Wright – With You I’m Born Again (1979) . Will It Go Round In Circles (1973) . Thats The Way God Planned It (1973) . w/ Ray Charles – Double O (1964) . w/ Nat ‘King’ Cole – Blueberry Hill (1957) .

TOP 10

Billy Preston Top 10 :

Nothing From Nothing . Will It Go Round In Circles . Outa-Space . With You I’m Born Again . Slaughter – Film Version . Billy’s Bag . You Are So Beautiful . Eight Days A Week . Shotgun . Space Race .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Released on March 13, 2001, Reptile is the fifteenth studio (and the first to feature Billy Preston and The Impressions) album by Eric Clapton. >>

Ringo Starr ‘s ‘Goodnight Vienna’ is his fourth studio album featuring among others Billy Preston, Robbie Robertson, Harry Nilsson and released on November 15 , 1974 by Apple. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1979] Billy Preston and Syreeta are number 2 on BBC Top Of The Pops with their duet With You I’m Born Again. Beautiful song! >> 4 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] you do not want to miss Billy Preston on the 1965 television program Shindig! where he is a house musician. >> 2 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] Ringo Starr and his First All Starr Band – that is Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Jim Keltner – share the stage at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles >> 89 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1972] Billy Preston, a regular contributor to The Beatles recordings performs at a New-York PBS variety program called Soul! >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2001] Yolanda Adams, Billy Preston, Marc Anthony, Dave Matthews, Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette and many more gather for a A Night for John Lennon‘s Words and Music at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in NYC >> 90 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1995] Ringo Starr has invited Billy Preston, Randy Bachman, John Entwistleamong other friends at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan >> 86 MINUTES >>

[2002] a year after George Harrison‘s death, his friends and family – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar and many more – will gather to play his songs at Royal Albert Hall in London >> 43 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] you do not miss Billy Preston at TV-Show Shindig >> 2 MINUTES on RVM

[1969] Delaney & Bonnie and Friends – that is Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Billy Preston, Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Rita Coolidge, Tex Johnson – perform in Copenhagen. >> 45 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] Eric Clapton shares the stage with Doyle Bramhall II (g, voc), Chris Stainton (kb), Billy Preston (kb, voc), Nathan East (b), Robert Randolph (pedal steel), Steve Gadd (d), Michelle John (back voc) and Sharon White ((back voc) at Nationwide Arena in Columbus , OH >> 109 MINUTES >>

[2001] and tomorrow, Eric Clapton is with Andy Fairweather-Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Billy Preston and David Sancious at Staples Center in Los Angeles >> 40 MINUTES on RVM

READ

Wikipedia : This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth Beatle

Official site for Billy Preston : Billy was called the Fifth Beatle because he played keyboards on Let it Be, The White Album and Abbey Road. He also played on the Rolling Stones‘s hit song Miss You, and often played with Eric Clapton.

@facebook : By age ten Billy Preston was playing keyboards with gospel diva Mahalia Jackson, and two years later, in 1958, he was featured in Hollywood’s film bio of W.C. Handy, St. Louis Blues, as young Handy himself. Preston was a prodigy on organ and piano, recording during the early ’60s for Vee-Jay and touring with Little Richard.

@last.fm : Preston first came to widespread attention of a U.S. mainstream audience as the organist (and sometimes vocalist) in the house band on the television show “Shindig,” popular during 1964-66. On tour backing Little Richard & Sam Cooke he met the Beatles (early in their career) in Hamburg, Germany (1962).

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