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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.
Billy Preston is a member of the following lists: The Beatles, American film actors and 1946 births.
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|Full Name at Birth||
William Everett Preston
The Fifth Beatle
59 (age at death) years
9th September, 1946
Houston, Texas, USA
6th June, 2006
|Place of Death||
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
|Cause of Death||
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
|Claim to Fame||
|Music Genre (Text)||
Rhythm and blues, Rock, Soul, Funk, Gospel, R&B
Vocals, Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Accordion, Drums
Derby, Vee-Jay, Capitol, Apple, Buddah, A&M, Motown
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
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.