Bye-Bye Billie

Billy Preston, whom many considered to be the 5th Beatle, died today at the age of 59. I don’t know the particulars, but I certainly do know about Billy. He was a brilliant musician and an effusive, generous man and I just loved him. I grew particularly fond of him and his music in the mid-seventies through his session work on George Harrison’s LPs, then I bought his. I saw Billy at a Beatlefest in L.A. in the early 80s, and I have a picture of him. Too bad my scanner’s not hooked up. Billy will be missed, but I know he’s enjoying seeing George again and I like to think that they’ll be jamming together. With musicians like Billy Preston, the music just never stops.