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Happy Birthday Arthur Alexander: Soul Singer’s Influence On The Beatles Examined

Feb. 14, 2014 by

Singer Arthur Alexander was born today (May 10th), 1940. Almost as prevalent as the age old adage “who came first, the chicken or the egg?” is the famous question considered the dividing line of musical taste: “The Beatles or the

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BILLY PRESTON HITS THE STUDIO WITH THE BEATLES TO RECORD “GET BACK”

Jan. 23, 2013 by

The Beatles held a session in their own recording facility, Apple Studio, where they recorded their hit single “Get Back,” today (January 23, 1969) featuring keyboardist Billy Preston. Billy Preston became the unofficial “fifth” member of The Beatles after he

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Billy Preston Recording “Get Back” With The Beatles

Jan. 23, 2013 by

Singer Billy Preston was in the recording studio today (January 23, 1969) to record on The Beatles legendary “Get Back” sessions. Billy Preston had already worked as a session musician with legendary acts like Sam Cook, Ray Charles and Little

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The Beatles’ John Lennon Shot Down In New York

Dec. 8, 2012 by

The Beatles’ John Lennon was shot and killed today (December 8, 1980) in New York, by Mark David Chapman. The group’s first records were released on Vee Jay, one of the first “big” black owned label before Motown’s unprecedented success.

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Billy Preston Busted With 16-Year-Old Transvestite

Aug. 18, 2012 by

Billy Preston Arrested For Assaulting 16-Year-Old Transvestite