Billy Preston

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

Albums

MG-14059 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) Derby Records (3) US 1963 Sell This Version
Billy Preston The Most Exciting Organ Ever (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 (Album) Vee Jay Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Wildest Organ In Town! (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
EX 53 William Everett Preston* Hymns Speak From The Organ(LP, RE) Exodus Records (4) EX 53 US 1966 Sell This Version
Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It (Album) Apple Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Blue Organ Vee Jay Records Spain 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Encouraging Words (Album) Apple Records Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Billy Preston I Wrote A Simple Song (Album) A&M Records France 1971 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Music Is My Life (Album) A&M Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (Album) A&M Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Gospel In My Soul (Album) Joy Records (3) UK 1973 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Live European Tour (Album) A&M Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Billy Preston The Kids & Me (Album) A&M Records Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
Billy Preston It's My Pleasure (Album) A&M Records Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Billy Preston (Album) A&M Records Australia 1976 Sell This Version
DJB 26082 Billy Preston Billy's Bag(LP) DJM Records (2) DJB 26082 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Billy Preston A Whole New Thing (Album) A&M Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Behold! (Album) Myrrh UK 1978 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Late At Night (Album) Motown Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Universal Love (Album) Myrrh Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
Billy Preston The Way I Am (Album) Motown, Vogue Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Billy Preston Pressin' On (Album) Motown, Vogue Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Billy Preston On The Air (Album) Jump & Shout Portugal 1984 Sell This Version