Yesterday, I wrote about the show, Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole, which takes place during the final performance of his TV series on NBC. One of the unexpected scenes is when his guest is a very young Billy Preston, who later went on to be a great rock star in the last '60s. It turns out that that was true, if not exactly in the timing, then close -- I have no idea if Preston's appearance was on the final show, but he most definitely was a guest.
In fact, here's a clip from that actual TV appearance of 11-year-old Billy Preston with Nat "King" Cole in 1957.
And as a bonus, here's a grown-up Billy Preston on Soul Train with probably his biggest hit, "Nothing from Nothing."
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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