Billy Preston has died

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wollensack, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. Gerry Galipault

    Gerry Galipault New Member

    Sarasota, FL
    FOX's Roger Friedman sure is sloppy. It's odd that he credited "Oh My My" to Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band. And Preston didn't have an album titled "Outa-Space." He won a Grammy for his "Outa-Space" instrumental. That song came from his "I Wrote a Simple Song" album.
  2. Jack Son #9 Dream

    Jack Son #9 Dream I Dig Love

    Way too young. :(

    He made many great contributions to some classic records. A very sad day.
  3. Evan

    Evan Forum Resident

    Petal, Mississippi
    Sad. R.I.P. Billy :shake:
  4. Green Tea

    Green Tea Sweet Soulful Sounds

    RIP, Billy.
  5. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

  6. Wollensack

    Wollensack Breakfast With The Beatles Thread Starter

    Philly, PA, USA
    I corrected the rest of the story.
  7. Gerry Galipault

    Gerry Galipault New Member

    Sarasota, FL
    Thanx! That guy's writing drives me nuts ... he's a glorified gossip columnist.
  8. He's gone to a better place. :cry:
  9. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    New Jersey
    What a great loss. I'm glad that I had the pleasure and the honor to shake the man's hand and say 'Thank you'.

  10. Wow, I'm shocked. I didn't know he was that sick. Yes, 59 is too young. :(
  11. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

    We've (HAVEN'T) forgotten Billy Preston. :(
  12. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC
    Wow what a shock. I first noticed Billy when he played on Shindig. I remember thinking he looked a bit like Frankenstein. He was a great musician and will be missed.

    RIP Billy Preston.
  13. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I think he did jail time for blow, didn't he?
    He was a talented individual. I always loved Will It Go Round in Circles.
  14. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

    west milford, nj
    Wow, that's too bad. Sad news, indeed. I met Billy about 2 years ago at a Beatlefest convention here in NJ. I shook his hand, got his autograph, & talked for a few minutes. He seemed like a real nice guy. RIP, Billy, & God bless you.
  15. reechie

    reechie Well-Known Member

    Everyone's got a few skeletons in their closet. It hardly matters at this point. :shake:
  16. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

    west milford, nj
    Yeah, really. :rolleyes:
  17. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate
    :( , also.
  18. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Kidney failure was surely due to his hypertension (and probably diabetes). The small blood vessels of the kidney and eyes can suffer damage due to uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes.
  19. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sad news. I wish the best for his family.

    Lots of talk about his Beatles connection, but didn't he also play with Ray Charles in the sixties? The man had talent. His performance was one of the highlights at the "Concert For George".
  20. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    His music was always a delight to me. R.I.P.
  21. posieflump

    posieflump New Member

    Thank you. I'm a medical ignoramus, and wondered whether he'd succumbed to the bottle like so many gigging musicians. Like I say, a shame.
  22. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Man, that's so sad.... RIP, Billy.
  23. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

    Irving, Tx
    I just watched "Sessions with Robert J" an Eric Clapton blues video on PBS and Billy Preston was playing organ on about 4 songs. He looked good then. I believe it was filmed in 2004.
    It's real sad.
  24. Stateless

    Stateless New Member

    A great player. RIP Billy.
  25. Ski Bum

    Ski Bum Happy Audiophile

    Long Island, NY
    Very sad.

    I remember seeing Billy when he toured with the Rolling Stones. He was a real showstopper. The crowds loved him.

    He was supposed to be on the last Clapton concert tour but missed most (or all) of it due to illness.
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