I wanted to play this Billy Preston song on one of my upcoming Hopscasts but I was really worried that it would come off as a bit cheesy. So instead I have decided to post a video of Billy performing the tune below. Now before you listen you have to know a bit of background for you to understand why I wanted to play it.
Billy Preston is a famous organ and piano player who also sings vocals. When he was younger he was considered a prodigy and had a nice career as a musician. However, he really made his name in the late Sixties when he became forever known as “The Fifth Beatle”. During the
After the Beatles broke up soon afterwards he went on the have a successful solo career recording both solo albums and with other musicians. Sadly, he passed away in June of due to kidney disease. One of his last appearances was on my favorite music show of all-time, Later…with Jools Holland (which you can see in
Here is the performance from Later…with Jools Holland in 2005 - that's Jools jamming with him on piano:
BONUS: You can see Billy playing with the Beatles at their final live gig - filmed on top of Abbey Road Studios in 1969: