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Billy Preston

Born: 
09/02/1946
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Died: 
06/06/2006
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Years Active: 
1956-2006
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William Everett Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. Preston became famous first as a session musician with such artists as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Beatles, and was later successful as a solo artist with such hit pop singles as "Space Race", "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing from Nothing". In 1974 with some help from Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, he composed one of Joe Cocker's biggest hits, "You Are So Beautiful".

Discography

Released: 1971
Released: 1972
Released: 1973
Released: 1981

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Billy Preston 03/19/1971 The Harding Theatre San Francisco California USA
Billy Preston 03/20/1971 The Harding Theatre San Francisco California USA
Delaney & Bonnie 03/04/1972 Centre Maisonneuve Montréal Quebec Canada
Billy Preston 05/20/1972 Ungano's Ritz Theater Staten Island New York USA
The Schaefer Music Festival 07/07/1972 Wollman Rink NYC New York USA
Festival of Hope 08/13/1972 Roosevelt Raceway Westbury New York USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/14/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/15/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/16/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/17/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/18/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/19/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Dionne Warwick Show 08/20/1972 Carter Barron Amphitheatre Washington District of Columbia USA
The Rolling Stones 09/16/1973 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
The Rolling Stones 09/17/1973 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
Billy Preston 10/15/1979 The Roxy (CA) West Hollywood California USA
Billy Preston 10/19/1979 The Keystone Berkeley California USA
Billy Preston 10/20/1979 Keystone Palo Alto Palo Alto California USA
Billy Preston 01/13/1988 Biscayne Baby Miami Florida USA