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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Encounters With Celebrities/Billy Preston

This is one of the more intimate encounters that I've had because I was in a limo with Billy Preston when I met him. I spent a little time with him and he showed me his favorite places like the Toi restaurant in Hollywooooood..... as well as some nightclub that is....or was.....I don't know if it's still there... stuck in some corner of a mini-mall. I got to know him a little but.... he didn't sing! He didn't ask me to sing either.... which disappointed me a bit but I had a good time nevertheless.

He recently passed away in Arizona but his career was primarily as a songwriter and his most prominent song guessed it...called You Are So Beautiful which was made famous by Joe Cocker. What a name that is....huh? Anyway.... an interesting fact is that Billy Preston was known as the fifth Beatle. He left the quirky group to make his own music..... now that's what I'm talking about! I never got to see him again but it was cool to sit with him in a limo nevertheless...... know what I'm sayin'?

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