Billy Preston

Born: 
09/02/1946
City: 
Houston
Region: 
Texas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/06/2006
Years Active: 
1956-2005
Instruments: 
Keyboards, Vocals
Associated Artists: 

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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: 1966
Released: 1969
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Released: 1997
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Released: 2005

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Delaney & Bonnie 02/19/1972 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Billy Preston 06/18/1972 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Chuck Berry / Billy Preston 10/01/1972 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Uriah Heep 04/07/1973 Bowen Field House Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Deep Purple 06/11/1973 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Billy Preston 12/17/1973 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
The Temptations 07/05/1974 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Temptations 07/06/1974 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Temptations 07/07/1974 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
George Harrison 12/04/1974 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
Rufus 12/14/1975 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Billy Preston 02/13/1977 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
Billy Preston 09/06/1980 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/22/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/23/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/24/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/25/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/26/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02/27/1983 Fisher Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Billy Preston 06/05/1989 Jamie's On 7 Livonia Michigan USA
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band 07/30/1989 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band 08/20/1989 Castle Farms Charlevoix Michigan USA
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band 07/10/1995 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA