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Old Jun 06, 2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Billy Preston passed away today

He had been in a coma since November, He will be greatly missed


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,198353,00.html
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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OMG OMG OMG

This is realy sad sad news....

Let's think of Billy and his loved ones....he was a very special man
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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i just heard this on the radio! i just watched concert for

george
the other night...and so enjoyed his version of "my sweet lord."

his smile could light up the room......it was megawatt!
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 08:14 AM   #4
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very sad.

Fly to Heaven Billy! Your suffering here is over.
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 08:22 AM   #5
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I am so sorry to read this...Billy had an enthusiasm and energy about him that I will not soon forget. RIP, Billy...
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:06 AM   #7
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This is the first thing that caught my eye when I logged onto Beatlelinks. What a shame.
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:12 AM   #8
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Sad, sad news. He'll be greatly missed.
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:34 AM   #9
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Go peacefully, Billy. Thanks for the music and all the smiles.
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:42 AM   #10
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Lets hope he meets his friends john and george up there.


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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:47 AM   #11
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My heart and prayers go to Billy Preston's family and friends.
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:55 AM   #14
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He fought a long, hard fight with his illnesses. He's free of it all now. RIP, Billy. Missing you already!
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 09:55 AM   #15
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Oh my!! This is SO sad!

I'm just so sad! I so loved Billy & met him a few times.

Such a SWEETHEART!!!

I love ya, Billy!!! Thank you for everything!
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That is such sad news. Even sadder when I think that it was only a year ago he was on the American Idol finale performing as great as ever.

Thank you Billy... your talent and smiles will not be forgotten!!
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Very sad. I was lucky to see him live a few times, definitely with Ringo and I could swear he was with Eric Clapton too. And then about 10 years ago at a music convention in LA, I also saw him wandering around. I ran around from vendor to vendor and found the nearest copy of the "Get Back" single. The single is credited to The Beatles & Billy Preston, which was the only one like it. He happily signed it for me, which was really cool.
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Very sad. I was lucky to see him live a few times, definitely with Ringo and I could swear he was with Eric Clapton too. And then about 10 years ago at a music convention in LA, I also saw him wandering around. I ran around from vendor to vendor and found the nearest copy of the "Get Back" single. The single is credited to The Beatles & Billy Preston, which was the only one like it. He happily signed it for me, which was really cool.
Yeah, Jerry! He did tour with Clapton one time. In fact, he'd had some heart issues & had to take a break while the tour continued without him & then he rejoined. I saw that tour out in the LA area then. I was SO happy to see him when he walked out on stage that night.
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I just hear it on Air America! I'mn crushed but new things looked bad.

My very first 45 was "Will It Go Round in Circles." His performance at the 2002 Concert For George (Harrison) stole the show. I saw him last September at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle and he was fantastic. Here's the news blurb:


<a href= http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/06/obit.preston.ap/index.html>www.cnn.com</a>
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Old Jun 06, 2006, 10:27 AM   #20
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Make that "The Beatles WITH Billy Preston"...



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