Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

0
0
Subscribe to Sir Paul McCartney alerts

A host of stars including Sir Paul McCartney, THE Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player Billy Preston at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with both THE Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died earlier this month (06JUN06) after being in a coma in a US care facility since late last year (NOV05). Hundreds of friends and relatives turned out to pay their last respects to the star at the Faithful Central Bible Church's Tabernacle Worship Center in Inglewood, California. Little Richard addressed the mourners by hailing his late protege's musical genius, insisting, "He made that piano walk and talk. There's nobody in this world who could play the piano like Billy Preston." Meanwhile, letters written by MCCartney, The Rolling Stones, Clapton and others who toured and recorded with Preston were read out. MCCartney wrote, "I am deeply saddened to lose such a wonderful friend. I love you Billy." Earlier in the memorial service, Joe Cocker prompted loud applause with his rendition of YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, which Preston wrote.


Contactmusic

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Rolling Stones - Eric Clapton - Billy Preston - Beatles - Little Richard - Joe Cocker

0
0
Subscribe to Sir Paul McCartney alerts
Advertisement

More Sir Paul Mccartney

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer

After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit...

Sir Paul McCartney Spits A Rap To Promote Meat Free Monday Campaign

British legend Sir Paul McCartney is known for being an extremely talented musician and singer, which he has frequently demonstrated throughout his 50-year career with...

Finding Fela Movie Review

While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with...

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge...

Advertisement

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and...

Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig

On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden

Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden...

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Advertisement

Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All