American Originals: Billy Preston
American Originals is a monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. This month we focus on the career of Billy Preston. A child prodigy, Preston was already playing organ for Sam Cooke when he was 16, and a few years later he was playing with The Beatles. In this hour we'll hear Preston's handiwork on recordings from Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Plus we'll also hear some of his own hit compositions. Hosted by Rosemary Welsch.