Billy Preston

Real Name:
William Everett Preston
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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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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
LPM-701 Billy Preston - 16 Yr. Old Soul album art Billy Preston 16 Yr. Old Soul (Album) Derby Records LPM-701 US 1963 Sell This Version
1142 Billy Preston - Early Hits Of 1965 album art Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 (Album) Vee Jay Records 1142 US 1965 Sell This Version
VJS-1123, VJLP-1123 Billy Preston - The Most Exciting Organ Ever album art Billy Preston The Most Exciting Organ Ever (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VJS-1123, VJLP-1123 US 1964 Sell This Version
EX 53 Billy Preston - Hymns Speak From The Organ album art William Everett Preston* Hymns Speak From The Organ (Album) Exodus Records (4) EX 53 US 1966 Sell This Version
ST-2532 Billy Preston - Wildest Organ In Town! album art Billy Preston Wildest Organ In Town! (Album) Capitol Records ST-2532 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
T 2607 Billy Preston - Club Meetin' album art Billy Preston Club Meetin'(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 2607 US 1967 Sell This Version
2 C 062-90.543 Billy Preston - That's The Way God Planned It album art Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It (Album) Apple Records 2 C 062-90.543 France 1969 Sell This Version
SAPCOR 14 Billy Preston - Encouraging Words album art Billy Preston Encouraging Words (Album) Apple Records SAPCOR 14 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
SMAS-94461, SP-3507 Billy Preston - I Wrote A Simple Song album art Billy Preston I Wrote A Simple Song (Album) A&M Records SMAS-94461, SP-3507 US 1971 Sell This Version
Y8AM 63516 Billy Preston - Music Is My Life album art Billy Preston Music Is My Life (Album) A&M Records Y8AM 63516 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SP 3516 Billy Preston - Music Is My Life album art Billy Preston Music Is My Life(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records SP 3516 US 1972 Sell This Version
AMLS 63526 Billy Preston - Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music album art Billy Preston Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (Album) A&M Records AMLS 63526 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
8338 Billy Preston - Live European Tour album art Billy Preston Live European Tour (Album) A&M Records 8338 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
SLAM-002 Billy Preston - The Kids & Me album art Billy Preston The Kids & Me (Album) A&M Records SLAM-002 Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
SP-4532 Billy Preston - It's My Pleasure album art Billy Preston It's My Pleasure (Album) A&M Records SP-4532 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
L35908 Billy Preston - Billy Preston album art Billy Preston Billy Preston (Album) A&M Records L35908 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
SP 4656 Billy Preston - A Whole New Thing album art Billy Preston A Whole New Thing (Album) A&M Records SP 4656 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
MYR 1070 Billy Preston - Behold! album art Billy Preston Behold! (Album) Myrrh MYR 1070 UK 1978 Sell This Version
M7 925 HC Billy Preston - Late At Night album art Billy Preston Late At Night (Album) Motown M7 925 HC US 1979 Sell This Version
MHT 915 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 MHT 915 US 1979 Sell This Version
MYR 1080 Billy Preston - Universal Love album art Billy Preston Universal Love (Album) Myrrh MYR 1080 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
IM-46045 Billy Preston - The Way I Am album art Billy Preston The Way I Am (Album) Motown, Vogue IM-46045 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
IM-46051 Billy Preston - Billy Preston & Syreeta album art Billy Preston & Syreeta Billy Preston & Syreeta - Billy Preston & Syreeta (Album) Motown IM-46051 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
6020ML Billy Preston - Pressin' On album art Billy Preston Pressin' On (Album) Motown, Vogue 6020ML Israel 1982 Sell This Version