Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Billy Preston Dies..

Singer-songwriter Billy Preston dead at 59

From jamming with the Beatles to being the musical guest on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live, Preston had quite a career in the 60's and 70's. I remember my friend Jonny Hartwell telling me, one time when I played Prteston's Nothing From Nothing on an oldies radio show I hosted on WCCB, the Clarion University of Pennsylvania student radio station, that it was the first record he ever bought. For me, it was one of the songs on the radio that helped define the summers of my childhood. I'm sorry if I'm rambling a bit here. I don't really have much to say here, I'm simply too overcome with shock, sadness and nostalgia.

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