Billy Preston

Billy Preston

Real Name:
William Everett Preston
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


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
LPM-701 Billy Preston 16 Yr. Old Soul (Album) Derby Records (3) LPM-701 US 1963 Sell This Version
VJ-1123 , VJLP-1123 Billy Preston The Most Exciting Organ Ever (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VJ-1123 , VJLP-1123 US 1964 Sell This Version
VJS-1142 Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 (Album) Vee Jay Records VJS-1142 US 1965 Sell This Version
ST-2532 Billy Preston Wildest Organ In Town! (Album) Capitol Records ST-2532 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
SAPCOR 9 Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It (Album) Apple Records SAPCOR 9 UK 1969 Sell This Version
(S) 4008 Billy Preston Blue Organ Vee Jay Records (S) 4008 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
AP-80119 Billy Preston Encouraging Words (Album) Apple Records AP-80119 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
AMSP 63507 Billy Preston I Wrote A Simple Song (Album) A&M Records AMSP 63507 France 1971 Sell This Version
SMAS-94933 Billy Preston Music Is My Life (Album) A&M Records SMAS-94933 US 1972 Sell This Version
AMLH 63526 Billy Preston Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (Album) A&M Records AMLH 63526 UK 1973 Sell This Version
JOYS 174 William. E. Preston* Gospel In My Soul (Album) Joy Records (3) JOYS 174 UK 1973 Sell This Version
AML-217 Billy Preston Live European Tour (Album) A&M Records AML-217 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SLAM-002 Billy Preston The Kids & Me (Album) A&M Records SLAM-002 Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
AMLH 64532 Billy Preston It's My Pleasure (Album) A&M Records AMLH 64532 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
SP-4587, L 35908 Billy Preston Billy Preston (Album) A&M Records SP-4587, L 35908 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
DJB 26082 Billy Preston Billy's Bag(LP) DJM Records (2) DJB 26082 UK 1976 Sell This Version
AMLH 64656 Billy Preston A Whole New Thing (Album) A&M Records AMLH 64656 UK 1977 Sell This Version
MYR 1070 Billy Preston Behold! (Album) Myrrh MYR 1070 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2-47074 Billy Preston Late At Night (Album) Motown 2-47074 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
MYR 1080 Billy Preston Universal Love (Album) Myrrh MYR 1080 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
IM-46045 Billy Preston The Way I Am (Album) Motown, Vogue IM-46045 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
260.15.041 Billy Preston Pressin' On (Album) Motown, Vogue 260.15.041 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
MEG 2007 Billy Preston On The Air (Album) Jump & Shout MEG 2007 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version