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R.I.P. Billy Preston

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  1. Coast2CoastPatsFan

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    Just heard the sad news that legendary keyboardist/R&B-Rock artist Billy Preston passed away at the young age of 59. He was one of my favorite musicians from my childhood, known mostly for his contributions as the "Fifth Beatle" (White Album, Abbey Road, Hey Jude, Let It Be) and a fairly successful solo career ("Outta Space", "Will It Go Round In Circles", "Space Race", "That's the Way God Planned It", etc.). He was an awesome keyboard player and one of the first to popularize the usage of the synthesizer in his music. Sounds like his death was a tragic one as he was in a coma since November. The music industry just lost a great one.....................
     
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    Had not known he was in a coma since then..yes..VERY tragic..I agree..he was a good one...THAT is sad...
     
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    Sad shame. He was a very talented and respected musician.
     
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    Most recently saw him on the concert for George, a very good musician, who did much for rock music.
     
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    F#ck Billy Preston....he's the one who got dogs spinnng in "CIRCLES" chasing their tails.:p
     

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