Billy Preston

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Birthday
2, 1946
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jun 6, 2006 (59)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1946
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jun 6, 2006 (59)

About

Soul and funk singer who released "Outa-Space" and "Nothing from Nothing" and played the keyboard for The Beatles on "Let It Be" in 1970.

Before Fame

He played the organ as backup for singers like Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and Andrae Crouch.

Trivia

He was convicted of insurance fraud in 1991 after setting fire to his Los Angeles home.

Family Life

He grew up with his mother and sister after his parent's divorce. His mother worked as a secretary at a funeral home and as a church musician.

Associated With

He and Ray Charles worked together, including playing jazz organ on Charles' album Genius Loves Company.

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