This funky soul number was Billy Preston's first #1 solo single. The virtuoso keyboardist, who was credited on the Beatles' "Get Back
" and joined them for their iconic 1969 rooftop concert
, was briefly signed to the Fab Four's Apple Records but found success with a switch to A&M Records. Music Is My Life
was Preston's second album on the LA-based label; his first, I Wrote A Simple Song
, yielded the Grammy Award-winning instrumental "Outa-Space
," which narrowly missed the #1 slot.