Keyboard hero Billy Preston dies

Posted on June 7, 2006 

Keyboard hero Billy Preston dies

US keyboard legend Billy Preston, known for his work with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as well as his own solo hits, has died at the age of 59.

Preston played on The Beatles’ Let it Be, the Stones’ Exile on Main Street and landmark albums by Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone and Aretha Franklin.

Lennon was even reputed to have suggested that Preston should join the group – but the idea was said to have been scuppered by the rest of the band.

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