Billy Preston

Billy Preston
1946 - 2006

Billy Preston  American Singer


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American Singer Billy Preston was born William Everett Preston on 9th September, 1946 in Houston, Texas, USA and passed away on 6th Jun 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA aged 59. He is most remembered for Fifth Beetle. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

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First Name Billy
Last Name Preston
Full Name at Birth William Everett Preston
Alternative Name The Fifth Beatle
Age 59 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th September, 1946
Birthplace Houston, Texas, USA
Died 6th June, 2006
Place of Death Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Cause of Death Kidney Failure
Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Fifth Beetle
Music Genre (Text) Rhythm and blues, Rock, Soul, Funk, Gospel, R&B
Year(s) Active 1956–2005
Instrument (text) Vocals, Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Accordion, Drums
Record Label Derby, Vee-Jay, Capitol, Apple, Buddah, A&M, Motown
Associated Acts Little Richard, Syreeta, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, Sly & the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, King Curtis, the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Sly and the Family Stone, John Lennon
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William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Reverend James Cleveland, and the Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist with hit singles such as "That's the Way God Planned It", the Grammy-winning "Outa-Space", "Will It Go Round in Circles", "Space Race", "Nothing from Nothing", and "With You I'm Born Again". Additionally, Preston co-wrote "You Are So Beautiful", which became a #5 hit for Joe Cocker.

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