Did You Know: Billy Preston’s “Will It Go Round In Circles”

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billy preston Did You Know: Billy Prestons Will It Go Round In Circles

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For those Big Bear Mountain Resort Lift Tickets be caller #14 when we play “Will It Go Round In Circles,” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Billy Preston[/lastfm].

Billy collaborated with some of the all time greats in the music industry, including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Band[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nat King Cole[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Little Richard[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eric Burden[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ray Charles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joe Cocker[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Elton John[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eric Clapton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sam Cooke[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Richie Sambora[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sly Stone[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Johnny Cash[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Neil Diamond[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ringo Starr[/lastfm]. We’re leaving some big names out for lack of space and time.

He played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond Organ on the “Get Back” sessions with The Beatles. He also had the distinction of being referred to as “The Fifth Beatle.”

Billy died on June 6, 2006 from multiple complications of malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure.

Caller # 14 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) will be our ‘Tickets @ 2′ winner!

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