Billy Preston

Real Name:
William Everett Preston
Profile:
Soul musician, born September 2, 1946, Houston, Texas. He died June 6, 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Preston was an American rhythm and blues musician from Houston, Texas: raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his successful, Grammy Award-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, King Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Richie Sambora, Sly Stone, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ringo Starr. He played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ on the 'Get Back' sessions in 1969.

Preston and Tony Sheridan are the only two non-Beatles to receive billing as an artist alongside the Beatles (as distinct from receiving credit as a session musician on album packaging) on an official Beatles record release. The label of the Get Back single credits the artists on the record as The Beatles with Billy Preston.
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Billy Preston Discography Tracks

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MG-14059 Billy Preston - This Sunday-In Person album art James Cleveland* With The Angelic Gospel Choir* Featuring Billy Preston James Cleveland* With The Angelic Gospel Choir* Featuring Billy Preston - This Sunday-In Person(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG-14059 US 1962 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - 16 Yr. Old Soul album art Billy Preston 16 Yr. Old Soul (Album) Derby Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Early Hits Of 1965 album art Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 (Album) Vee Jay Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - The Most Exciting Organ Ever album art Billy Preston The Most Exciting Organ Ever (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Wildest Organ In Town! album art Billy Preston Wildest Organ In Town! (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
EX 53 Billy Preston - Hymns Speak From The Organ album art William Everett Preston* Hymns Speak From The Organ(LP, RE) Exodus Records (4) EX 53 US 1966 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Blue Organ album art Billy Preston Blue Organ Vee Jay Records Spain 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - That's The Way God Planned It album art Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It (Album) Apple Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Encouraging Words album art Billy Preston Encouraging Words (Album) Apple Records Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - I Wrote A Simple Song album art Billy Preston I Wrote A Simple Song (Album) A&M Records Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Music Is My Life album art Billy Preston Music Is My Life (Album) A&M Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Gospel In My Soul album art Billy Preston Gospel In My Soul (Album) Joy Records (3) UK 1973 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music album art Billy Preston Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (Album) A&M Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Live European Tour album art Billy Preston Live European Tour (Album) A&M Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - The Kids & Me album art Billy Preston The Kids & Me (Album) A&M Records Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - It's My Pleasure album art Billy Preston It's My Pleasure (Album) A&M Records Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Billy Preston album art Billy Preston Billy Preston (Album) A&M Records New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - A Whole New Thing album art Billy Preston A Whole New Thing (Album) A&M Records Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Behold! album art Billy Preston Behold! (Album) Myrrh UK 1978 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Music From The Motion Picture "Fast Break" album art Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - Music From The Motion Picture "Fast Break" (Album) Motown US 1979 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Late At Night album art Billy Preston Late At Night (Album) Motown US 1979 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Universal Love album art Billy Preston Universal Love (Album) Myrrh Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - The Way I Am album art Billy Preston The Way I Am (Album) Motown, Vogue Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Billy Preston & Syreeta album art Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - Billy Preston & Syreeta (Album) Motown Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Billy Preston - Pressin' On album art Billy Preston Pressin' On (Album) Motown, Vogue Germany 1982 Sell This Version