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Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)

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Anonny Mouse 06 Jun 06 - 01:31 PM
Leadfingers 06 Jun 06 - 01:33 PM
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Subject: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies...
From: Anonny Mouse
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 01:31 PM

...Billy Preston. Did a lot of work with the "Fab Four" and a song that hit the charts pretty well--"Nothin' from Nothin' Means Nothin." Hope I get this blue clicky thing correct. If not here's a copy&paste:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,198353,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,198353,00.html


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Subject: RE: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 01:33 PM

Just heard that on Beeb Radio Four !


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Subject: RE: Obit:'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston(June 2
From: Anonny Mouse
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 01:46 PM

(Thanks to whomever added the "Obit" and date--someday I'll get the hang of posting correctly here! ;>) )


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Subject: RE: Obit:'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston(June 2006)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 02:42 PM

Great Jazz Organist. RIP Mr. Preston.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 02:59 PM

Damn, sorry to hear this. He was something. He also toured with the Stones, he was with them the first time I saw them in the Mid-Seventies.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Kenneth Ingham
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 03:03 PM

That's The Way God Planned It


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June
From: pdq
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 03:05 PM

He was on a US game show back in the mid 1950s. I think it was Groucho's "This Is Your Life". He proudly announced "I'm Bill Preston" and proceeded to play a little bit of piano. He must have been about 7 or 8 at the time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: GUEST,wordy
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 03:11 PM

Sorry to hear this, but what the hell is a "medical insult"?


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Scoville
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 05:21 PM

From KHOU TV news, Houston, Texas (his hometown, and mine).


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June
From: khandu
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 05:41 PM

"You are so beautiful to me, can't you see?"
                                 Billy Preston

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June
From: GUEST,Sori
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 05:55 PM

Also played with gospel great Mahalia Jackson as a kid (according to the AP obit I read).

And many other greats, like Aretha, Sly Stone, etc.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 08:05 PM

Yeah, what khanny said... That perhaps was Billy's best song...

RIP, Billy and Godspeed


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 09:53 PM

He did a great job at the "Concert for George" -- probably his last gig. Gone to join George, I guess.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 10:05 PM

You Brits REALLY have a thing for stealing - the guy helps out on four or five tracks - and is given credit on three Beatles - and you xenophobits want to adopt a "N" into your cultural heritage? Let the man's glory live with the Blacks and not Liverpool. Little Richard, Jackson Five, Aretha Franklin, Sly and the Family, and his own original work.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 10:53 PM

Sad news - one of the great musicians and entertainers, and a delightful person.
Billy Preston toured Australia in the '60s with Ray Charles, and in the '70s as a solo act (absolutely solo, just him and a Hammond Organ with two Leslie Speakers).
I also saw him with James Cleveland in Detroit in '77, and finally met him in New Orleans in 2000 (pic at my website, access though Google)


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Subject: BS: Obituary Billy Preston
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 02:53 PM

Sadly the death of keyboard player Billy Preston has just been announced. One of the greats.

May he rest in peace.
That's the way God planned it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 03:03 PM

And he played the young W.C.Handy in a biopic. I believe Nat "King" Cole played the adult role.


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Subject: RE: Obit: 'Fifth Beatle' Dies..Billy Preston (June 06)
From: Grab
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 03:22 PM

You Yanks REALLY have a thing for stealing - the guy helps out on four or five tracks as a session musician - and you want to be able to say that an American was in the Beatles on the basis of that?



FWIW, Fox News (an American outfit) called him the Fifth Beatle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifth_Beatle shows that he's not the only one to have that tag either...

Graham.


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