View Full Version : Singer-songwriter Billy Preston dead at 59

06-06-2006, 01:39 PM
Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothing," died Tuesday at 59.

Preston's longtime manager, Joyce Moore, said Preston had been in a coma since November in a care facility and was taken to a hospital in Scottsdale Saturday after his condition deteriorated.

"He had a very, very beautiful last few hours and a really beautiful passing," Moore said by telephone from Germany. "He went home good."
Preston, who had battled chronic kidney failure, had undergone a kidney transplant in 2002, but the kidney failed and he has been on dialysis treatments ever since, Moore said earlier this year.


06-06-2006, 01:54 PM
Aw man...the true "5th Beatle". :(

R.I.P. Billy...

06-06-2006, 02:38 PM
Let it Be.

06-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Aw man...the true "5th Beatle". :(

R.I.P. Billy...

Actually Pete Best was the 5th Beatle.....Billy just filled in...loved his song Nothing from Nothing.....

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing,
You gotta have something if you wanna be with me,
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me.

R.I.P. Billy. :boohoo:

06-06-2006, 03:14 PM
what a loss... that sucks

Noodle Arm
06-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Listen to Preston's version of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" recorded during the Concert for George special, it's wonderful.

Rocky Raccoon
06-06-2006, 03:40 PM
horrible news

R.I.P. Billy :boohoo:

06-06-2006, 04:46 PM
RIP Billy

06-06-2006, 08:26 PM
Billy was Sgt.Pepper I believe........R.I.P.

06-07-2006, 06:29 AM
Will it go round in Circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky.

06-07-2006, 02:38 PM
:boohoo: Rest in peace Billy. How tragic, and how young.