Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Billy Preston dies

I'm in Chicago at a conference but I just had to note that Billy Preston died today. You can read about that here. I, like most people, got to know Preston through his work on Let It Be with the Beatles and from his wonderful solo spot in the Concert for Bangladesh (which I coincidently am just watching on DVD.) He did a wonderful job recently in Eric Clapton's band and has always been a lot of fun to watch and listen to.

One of the things I appreciated about Preston was that he sang of his faith at a time when most rockers wouldn't, perhaps a result of his gospel music background but he could pull it off because he was just so cool.

If you want to see him on DVD a good place is Clapton's One More Car One More Rider set.

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