Billy Preston Dies At 59


We can forgive him for You Are So Beautiful and With You, I'm Born Again . . . he played with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and laid down some serious funk in the process.

Here's his Associated Press obituary.
"Preston also toured and recorded extensively with the Rolling Stones, playing on such classic albums as 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main Street.' In the mid-'70s, he parted from the Stones, reportedly unhappy over not getting proper credit for 'Melody' and other songs. He reunited with the band in 1997 on its 'Bridges to Babylon' record.

"His sessions credits included Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black,' Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' and Sly and Family Stone's 'There's a Riot Goin' On,' three of the most acclaimed albums of the past 35 years."
Hard to beat that kinda cred.

1 comment:

Professor Batty said...

...and don't forget Sam Cooke's Nightbeat when he was a teen-ager!