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Preston, Billy

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Personal name headingPreston, Billy
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Variant(s)Preston, William Everett
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1946-09-09
Death date2006-06-06
Place of birthHouston (Tex.)
Place of deathScottsdale (Ariz.)
AffiliationBeatles Rolling Stones Everly Brothers Red Hot Chili Peppers (Musical group) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Profession or occupationKeyboard players Organists Rock musicians Singers
Found inThat's the way God planned it. [Phonodisc] 1969.
Int. ww in mus., v. 2, pop. mus., 1st ed. (Preston, Billy; b. Sept. 9, 1946, Houston, Tex.; musician (keyboards), vocalist)
LA times, June 7, 2006 (d. June 6, 2006; at age 59)
Oxford music online, November 4, 2013: Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (Preston, Billy; born William Everett Preston, September 9, 1946, Houston, Tex., died June 6, 2006, Scottsdale, Ariz.)
African American National Biography, accessed March 9, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Preston, William Everett "Billy"; rock musician, singer, keyboard player; born 02 September 1946 in Houston, Texas, United States; played in the film St. Louis Blues (1958); toured with Sam Cooke, Little Richard, and Ray Charles (1960s); his signature instruments were the Hammond B-3 organ and later the ARP synthesizer; released solo albums; worked with Beatles (1968-1970) and Rolling Stones (1971-1973); played with Everly Brothers; was musical guest in the first episode of Saturday Night Live (1975); conducted the choir at Los Angeles's Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Community Church; his last collaborations were with Neil Diamond and Red Hot Chili Peppers; died 06 June 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States)