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Billy Preston

key, 1946-2006 US, Houston
Musician of R&B/Soul and Rock
A.k.a. 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.

  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Get Back - 2015 Mix on The Beatles 1967 – 1970 by The Beatles
Nothing From Nothing on The Kids & Me by Billy Preston
Will It Go Round In Circles on Music Is My Life by Billy Preston
With You I'm Born Again on Music From The Motion Picture "Fast Break" by Billy Preston & Syreeta
My Sweet Lord - Live on Concert For George by Various Artists
Outa-Space on I Wrote A Simple Song by Billy Preston
I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye on Pressin' On by Billy Preston
It Will Come In Time on Billy Preston & Syreeta by Billy Preston & Syreeta
My Sweet Lord - Remastered 2010 on Encouraging Words by Billy Preston
Isn't It A Pity - Live on Concert For George by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Outa SpaceBilly Preston2015Single
One Before 909The Beatles With Billy Preston2015Album
Volcano / CherrigaleBilly Preston / Ed Townsend2013Single
I Wrote A Simple Song / Music Is My LifeBilly Preston2011Album
The Best HitsBilly Preston2007Compil.
You And I (New 2007 Edition)Billy Preston featuring Novecento2007Album
Billy Preston - The CollectionBilly Preston2007Compil.
Billy's Bag / Soul Meetin'Billy Preston2006Single
Drown In My Own TearsBilly Preston2006Compil.
Slippin' & Slidin'Billy Preston2006Compil.
Eight Days A WeekBilly Preston2005Compil.
Wildest Organ In Town / Club MeetingBilly Preston2004Album
Billy Preston's Beatles SaluteBilly Preston2004Album
Soul Derby - Complete Vee Jay Recordings 1964/1965Billy Preston2003Compil.
The Best Of Billy PrestonBilly Preston2002Compil.
The Genius Of Billy PrestonBilly Preston2002Compil.
Billys Bag - His Most Hammond Groovin 'Soul Movin' Sides 1963-1966Billy Preston2001Compil.
Music From My HeartBilly Preston2001Album
Ultimate CollectionBilly Preston2000Compil.
RetrospectiveBilly Preston2000Compil.
King Of The RoadBilly Preston1999Compil.
Soul Meetin'Billy Preston1999Compil.
Billy Preston CompilationBilly Preston1998Compil.
Hold MeBilly Preston1997Album
You And IBilly Preston1997Album
Life Of An ArtistBilly Preston1997Compil.
Billy's Back!Billy Preston1995Compil.
HeroesBilly Preston1991Single
HeroesBilly Preston1991Single
Watching The Hands Of TimeBilly Preston & Syreeta1991Single
UntitledJames Brown / Billy Preston / Barry White1989Compil.
With You I'm Born Again / Please StayBilly Preston & Syreeta1988Single
The CollectionBilly Preston1988Compil.
Billy's BagBilly Preston1987Compil.
Since I Held You CloseBilly Preston1986Single
Nothing From Nothing / Struttin'Billy Preston1986Single
You Can't Keep A Good Man DownBilly Preston1986Album
What About The LoveBilly Preston1986Single
So Good, So FineAnn-Louise Hanson & Billy Preston1986Single
Ministry Of MusicBilly Preston1985Album
If You Let Me Love YouBilly Preston1984Single
And Dance / The NightBilly Preston / Valerie Dore1984Single
Here, There And EverywhereBilly Preston1984Single
On The AirBilly Preston1984Album
And Dance / Kick-ItBilly Preston1984Single
Pressin' On = PresionadoBilly Preston1983Single
What Is LoveBilly Preston & Syreeta / Rainey Haynes1982Album
The BestBilly Preston1982Compil.
Pressin' OnBilly Preston1982Album
Bob Marley / Billy PrestonBob Marley / Billy Preston1982Compil.
I'm Never Gonna Say GoodbyeBilly Preston1982Single
Thanks, But No ThanksBilly Preston1982Single
The Most Beautiful SongsBilly Preston & Syreeta1982Compil.
I'm Never Gonna Say GoodbyeBilly Preston1982Single
The Way I AmBilly Preston1981Album
Searchin'Billy Preston & Syreeta1981Single
HopeBilly Preston1981Single
A New Way To Say I Love YouBilly Preston & Syreeta1981Single
A Change Is Gonna ComeBilly Preston1981Single
Billy Preston & SyreetaBilly Preston & Syreeta1981Album
With You I'm Born Again (Contigo He Vuelto A Nacer)Billy Preston & Syreeta1981Compil.
Just For You (Put The Boogie In Your Body)Billy Preston & Syreeta1981Single
Billy Preston / Solomon Burke / John Lee HookerBilly Preston / Solomon Burke / John Lee Hooker1981Compil.
I'll Make It With Your LoveBilly Preston1980Single
The Best Of Billy PrestonBilly Preston1980Compil.
Universal LoveBilly Preston1980Single
Duke Of Earl / Billy's BagGene Chandler / Billy Preston1980Single
One More Time For Love / BreathingBilly Preston, Syreeta / Kate Bush1980Single
Universal LoveBilly Preston1980Album
One More Time For Love / Dance For Me ChildrenBilly Preston And Syreeta1980Single
Please StayBilly Preston & Syreeta1980Single
No Un Animal Así - In LiveJimi Hendrix, Billy Preston, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker1979Compil.
Go For ItBilly Preston & Syreeta1979Single
With You I'm Born AgainBilly Preston & Syreeta1979Single
Give It Up, Hot / Sock-It, RocketBilly Preston1979Album
Late At NightBilly Preston1979Album
It Will Come In TimeBilly Preston1979Single
Music From The Motion Picture "Fast Break"Billy Preston & Syreeta1979Album
More Than Just A Friend / Go For ItBilly Preston & Syreeta1979Single
I'm Really Gonna Miss YouBilly Preston1978Single
Behold!Billy Preston1978Album
I'm Giving My Life To ChristBilly Preston1978Single
Disco Dancin' / Wide Stride (Instr.)Billy Preston1978Album
Get Back / Space RaceBilly Preston1978Single
Whole New Thing / Wide StrideBilly Preston1977Single
A Whole New ThingBilly Preston1977Album
I've Got The SpiritBilly Preston1977Single
My Country 'tis Of Thee / Outa SpaceBilly Preston1977Single
GirlBilly Preston1976Single
Billy PrestonBilly Preston1976Album
Billy's BagBilly Preston1976Compil.
That's Life / Fancy LadyBilly Preston1975Single
Fancy LadyBilly Preston1975Single
It's My PleasureBilly Preston1975Album
Do It While You CanBilly Preston1975Single
Live European TourBilly Preston1974Album
Meno Male Che Adesso Non C'È Nerone / Nothing From NothingEdoardo Bennato / Billy Preston1974Single
George Harrison ProgramGeorge Harrison, Billy Preston1974Album
Struttin' / You Are So BeautifulBilly Preston1974Single
Nothing From Nothing / My Soul Is A WitnessBilly Preston1974Single
The Kids & MeBilly Preston1974Album
You're So UniqueBilly Preston1974Single
How Long Has The Train Been GoneBilly Preston1974Single
Nothing From NothingBilly Preston1974Single
My Soul Is A Witness / Space RaceBilly Preston1973Single
Space Race / We're Gonna Make ItBilly Preston1973Single
The Original Billy Preston/Soul'd OutBilly Preston1973Compil.
Everybody Likes Some Kind Of MusicBilly Preston1973Album
You're So Unique / Space RaceBilly Preston1973Single
I Wrote A Simple SongBilly Preston1972Single
Outa-Space / God Loves YouBilly Preston1972Single
My Country 'Tis Of TheeBilly Preston1972Single
The Bus / Outa-SpaceBilly Preston1972Single
Slaughter / God Loves YouBilly Preston1972Single
Outa-Space / Should've Know BetterBilly Preston1972Single
Music Is My LifeBilly Preston1972Album
The Bus / Should've Known BetterBilly Preston1972Single
Will It Go Round In Circles / BlackbirdBilly Preston1972Single
I Wrote A Simple SongBilly Preston1971Album
Outa-Space / I Wrote A Simple SongBilly Preston1971Single
My Sweet LordBilly Preston1970Single
If I Had A Hammer / Ferry 'Cross The MerseyBilly Preston1970Single
Billy's Bag / GoldfingerBilly Preston1970Single
Encouraging WordsBilly Preston1970Album
All That I've Got (I'm Gonna Give It To You)Billy Preston1970Single
Get BackThe Beatles With Billy Preston1969Single
That's The Way God Planned ItBilly Preston1969Album
El Tiempo Vuela/así Es Como Dios Lo Ha PrevistoLos Pekenikes, Billy Preston1969Single
Everything's AlrightBilly Preston1969Single
SoulBilly Preston1969Compil.
That's The Way God Planned ItBilly Preston1969Single
The Split / It's Just A Game, LoveBilly Preston1968Single
Let The Music PlayBilly Preston1967Single
Club Meetin'Billy Preston1967Album
In The Midnight HourBilly Preston1966Single
Billy's BagBilly Preston1966Single
Hymns Speak From The OrganBilly Preston1966Album
The Girl's Got "It"Billy Preston1966Single
Can't She TellBilly Preston1966Single
Wildest Organ In Town!Billy Preston1966Album
SunnyBilly Preston1966Single
Log CabinBilly Preston1965Single
Early Hits Of 1965Billy Preston1965Album
Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's BagEtta James / Billy Preston1965Single
The Most Exciting Organ EverBilly Preston1965Album
16 Yr. Old SoulBilly Preston1963Album
This Sunday-In PersonRev. James Cleveland With The The Angelic Choir Featuring Billy Preston1962Album
VolcanoBilly Preston1961Single
GoldfingersBilly PrestonAlbum
Let Me Know / I'm BewilderedBilly Preston / Richard BerrySingle
Hey BrotherBilly PrestonSingle
GreazeeBilly PrestonSingle
Soul Meetin' / Why Don't You Write MeBilly Preston / The JacksSingle
Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's BagEtta James / Billy PrestonSingle
Blue OrganBilly PrestonAlbum
In The Midnight Hour / 6 By 6Billy Preston / Earl Van DykeSingle
Don't Let The Sun Catch You CryingBilly Preston, Shirley GunterSingle
Outa - Space / Work To DoBilly Preston / The Isley BrothersSingle
Sugar Baby Love / Walk On / Nothing From Nothing / My Soul Is A WitnessThe Rubettes / Neil Young / Billy PrestonSingle
Mary Lou / Low DownYoung Jessie / Billy PrestonSingle
Space Race / Will It Go Round In CirclesBilly PrestonSingle
Let It Be... StrippedThe Beatles, Billy PrestonAlbum
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