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Full name : Billy Preston
Alias : Billy Preston
Gender : Men
Country : American
Birthday : 02-09-1946
Address : Houston, Texas, U.S
Animals : The Dog
Zodiac : Virgo
Died : 06-06-2006
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Mother : Robbie Lee Williams
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Activists : Musician

Billy Preston was an American ace keyboardist who became famous as one of the top session musicians. His wide array of work consisted of rock, rhythm and blues, gospel, funk and soul music. The over four decade long career of this musical maestro encompassed his collaboration with several leading bands like the ‘Beatles’, the ‘Rolling Stones’ and the ‘Sly & the Family Stone’. He played for emminent artists like Sam Cooke, Syreeta, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and George Harrison. During the 1970s he began a solo career and went on to become an accomplished solo artist recording and performing in several hit pop singles like ‘Nothing from Nothing’, ‘Will It Go Round in Circles’, ‘Space Race’ and ‘Outa-Space’. He co-wrote the song ‘You Are So Beautiful’ along with Bruce Fisher for English singer-musician Joe Cocker that charted at number five on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ singles list in 1975. Though Preston was infamous for his cocaine addiction and faced personal hardships, he continued to win hearts of music enthusiasts with his magical performance on keyboard and remained one of the revered and loved musical icons of modern pop music.

 

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