Billy Preston Dies
June 6, 2006 at 9:39 AM (PT)
Legendary singer-songwriter BILLY PRESTON, known as the Fifth BEATLE for his keyboard contributions on "LET IT BE," "THE WHITE ALBUM," and "ABBEY ROAD," passed away in SCOTTSDALE, AZ after a lengthy illness that left PRESTON in a coma since NOVEMBER 21. PRESTON was 59 years old.
In addition to THE BEATLES, PRESTON also played with THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON during his illustrious career. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.