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William Eggleston was a piano player…

…and why wouldn’t he be?

An earlier post on William Eggleston made reference to his photographs being used on album covers. The complement is returned (so to speak) on the recent release of “Keep An Eye On The Sky”,a box set by Big Star, (massively under-rated band IMHO). Eggleston plays piano on Nature Boy. Search it out and you won’t be disappointed. Here’s what  Mat Snow said in Mojo No 191.

“(Including)…demos, outtakes, band roots, solo sprigs and rarities such as Alex (Chilton) singing Nat King Cole’s hit by Eden Ahbez, “Nature Boy”. With famed Memphis photographer William Eggleston on piano?! You have to hear it. And when you do, chances are you’ll love it”.

How right he is! In the meantime, here’s the cover of Big Star’s “Radio City”, featuring work from William Eggleston’s day job….


Big Star/Radio City: Image (c) William Eggleston