Billy Preston

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by Billy Preston

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William Everett Preston, 9 September 1946, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 6 June 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Preston’s topsy-turvy musical career began in 1956 when he played organ with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and appeared in the film St. Louis Blues as a young W.C. Handy. As a teenager he worked with Sam Cooke and Little Richard, and it was during the latter’s 1962 European tour that Preston first met the Beatles, with whom he would later collaborate. Preston established himself... Read more

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