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Video Tribute To Billy Preston By Sam Moore

Published // 29.Aug.07

Legendary soul singer Sam Moore has released a music video of "You Are So Beautiful" as a tribute to his late friend, Billy Preston. Billy, who died on 6 June 2006, would have been 61 on 2 September. Sam and Billy were best friends for many many years, dating back to when both toured with Mahalia Jackson.

Lovingly assembled by Sam, the video features stills and film of Billy performing and at leisure. Set to "You Are So Beautiful" as recorded by Sam and Billy for the 2006 CD "Sam Moore: Overnight Sensational," it includes the rarely performed second verse. The song also features special guests Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, and Zucchero. The video was released on 24 August 2007.

Billy penned "You Are So Beautiful" which was famously recorded by Joe Cocker. His solo hits include "That's The Way God Planned It," "Nothing From Nothing," "Will It Go Round In Circles" and "With You I'm Born Again". Other career highlights for Billy included stints with Ray Charles, The Beatles, Sly & The Family Stone, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

You Are So Beautiful Tribute Video
Released 24 August 2007

Sam Moore: Official Website