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Billy Preston (1946–2006)


Billy Preston was born on September 9, 1946 in Houston, Texas, USA as William Everett Preston. He died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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(age 59) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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 2008-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Bootcamp 2 (2013) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
- Auditions 3 (2010) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
- Episode #6.18 (2009) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.29 (2008) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.21 (2008) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2013 Lenin Tatatino (Short) (performer: "Slaughter") / (writer: "Slaughter")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1975 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 1975)
- Zach Galifianakis/Of Monsters and Men (2013) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful (You Are So Aniston)")
- Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
- George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975) ... (performer: "Nothing from Nothing", "Fancy Lady") / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing", "Fancy Lady")
 2013 In a World... (performer: "Greazee, Part I & II") / (writer: "Greazee, Part I & II")
 2013 The Look of Love (performer: "Outa-Space") / (writer: "Outa-Space")
 2013 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hassan (2013) ... (writer: "Alles komt terecht")
 2012 The Diamond Jubilee Concert (TV Special) (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 5 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
- Final Judgement, Part 2 (2012) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2012 Joyful Noise (writer: "That's The Way God Planned It")
 2011 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La hora de la verdad (2011) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2011 Bad Teacher (performer: "Nothing from Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.102 (2011) ... (writer: "Nothing from Nothing" - uncredited)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (performer: "Greazee, Pts. 1 & 2") / (writer: "Greazee, Pts. 1 & 2")
 2010 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.28 ... (writer: "You are so beautiful")
- Episode #1.13 ... (writer: "You are so beautiful")
 2010 SoulBoy (performer: "The Girls Got It")
 2010 Legends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dennis Wilson: The Real Beach Boy (2010) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2010 Águila Roja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2009 Everything Is Terrible: The Movie (Video) (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (performer: "SLAUGHTER" (1972)) / (writer: "SLAUGHTER" (1972))
 2008 Queridos Amigos (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2008 The Best Movie (writer: "You Are So Beautiful (To Me)")
 2008 Be Kind Rewind (performer: "Nothing from Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 2007 Two Faces (TV Series) (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anteaters. They're Just Crazy-lookin (2007) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "Outa-Space") / (writer: "Outa-Space")
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
  My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Sticks & Stones (2006) ... (performer: "Nothing from Nothing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing" - uncredited)
 2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1975 (2006) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2006 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (TV Movie) (writer: "Will it Go 'Round in Circles?")
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Look at Me (2006) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honor (2005) ... (writer: "Stranger In A Strange Land")
 2004 Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J (Video documentary) (performer: "Kind Hearted Woman", "They're Red Hot", "Hell Hound on My Trail", "Sweet Home Chicago", "When You Got a Good Friend", "Milk Cow's Calf Blues", "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day", "Stop Breaking Down", "Little Queen of Spades", "Traveling Riverside Blues")
 2003 Beach Boys Good Timin' (Video) (writer: "You are So Beautiful" - as Preeston/Fisher)
 2003 Elf (performer: "Nothing from Nothing" (1974)) / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing" (1974))
 2003 Wonderland (writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1971))
 2002 Comedy Lab (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Meet the Magoons (2002) ... (writer: "You Are so Beautiful")
 2002 Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 2001 (Video documentary) (writer: "Will It Go Round in Circles?")
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie) (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2002 K-9: P.I. (Video) (performer: "Nothing From Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing From Nothing" - as Everett Preston)
 2001 Rush Hour 2 (performer: "Outa-Space") / (writer: "Outa-Space")
 2001 Evolution (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 2000 The '70s (TV Movie) (performer: "Nothing From Nothing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing From Nothing" - uncredited)
 2000 Steal This Movie (performer: "Power to the People")
 1999 The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in 'For Love or Mummy' (performer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 1999 Muppets from Space (performer: "Outa-Space") / (writer: "Outa-Space")
 1990-1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' (1998) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
- Simpson and Delilah (1990) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1998 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Buying Game (1998) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1998 Get Real (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
  South Park (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka (1998) ... (performer: "Nothing from Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 1998 Esrim plus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ba'it Patu'ah (1998) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1996 Unhook the Stars (writer: "You Are so Beautiful")
 1996 Beautiful Girls (performer: "Will It Go Round in Circles?") / (writer: "Will It Go Round in Circles?")
 1995 Nothing Personal (performer: "Nothing From Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing From Nothing")
 1995 To Die For (performer: "NOTHING FROM NOTHING") / (writer: "NOTHING FROM NOTHING")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... (performer: "Don't Let Me Down")
 1994 The Little Rascals (writer: "YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME")
 1993 Carlito's Way (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On Melrose Avenue (1992) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1991 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Birthday, Babies: Part 1 (1991) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful" - uncredited)
 1990 The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1989 Wired (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1988 Two Moon Junction (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw (Documentary) ("Nothing From Nothing")
 1986 One Crazy Summer (performer: "Outa-Space") / (writer: "Outa-Space")
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills (producer: "IT'S A MATTER OF TIME") / (writer: "IT'S A MATTER OF TIME")
 1985 Rm 328 (performer: "Nothing from Nothing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing" - uncredited)
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984) (performer - 1 episode, 1984)
- A Way of Winning (1984) ... (lyrics: "Song of Joy") / (music: "Song of Joy") / (performer: "Song of Joy")
 1982 O'Hara's Wife (performer: "I'LL NEVER SAY GOOD BYE")
 1982 Three's Company (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Strangers in the Night (1982) ... (writer: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1981 Body and Soul (performer: "You Make Me Feel Born Again")
 1981 Time Bandits (performer: "Dream Away" - uncredited)
 1981 Modern Romance (writer: "YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL")
 1980 Loving Couples (performer: "I'LL MAKE IT WITH YOUR LOVE")
 1979-1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "With You I'm Born Again")
- Episode dated 3 January 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "With You I'm Born Again")
- Episode dated 20 December 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "With You I'm Born Again")
 1979 J-Men Forever (performer: "Wide Stride")
 1979 Being There (performer: "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces")
 1979 When a Stranger Calls (performer: "Space Race")
 1979 Fast Break ("Go for It") / (performer: "With You I'm Born Again" (uncredited), "Go for It", "More Than Just a Friend" (uncredited), "Go for It (Disco)" (uncredited))
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Get Back")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Pearl Bailey (1978) ... (music: "My Soul Is a Witness")
 1977 Handle with Care (lyrics: "You Are So Beautiful") / (music: "You Are So Beautiful")
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming (performer: "My Country, 'Tis of Thee")
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed (performer: "My Soul Is a Witness" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Soul Is a Witness" - uncredited)
 1976 Flash and the Firecat (performer: "Nothing from Nothing") / (writer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Nothing from Nothing")
 1974 Angel Number 9 (performer: "Nothing From Nothing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing From Nothing" - uncredited)
  Rock Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... (performer: "We're Gonna Make It", "Will It Go Round In Circles", "I Wrote a Simple Song", "Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music", "You're So Unique", "Outta-Space") / (writer: "We're Gonna Make It", "Will It Go Round In Circles", "I Wrote a Simple Song", "Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music", "You're So Unique", "Outta-Space")
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie) (music: "Outa-Space")
 1972 Slaughter (performer: "Theme from Slaughter") / (writer: "Theme from Slaughter")
 1971 Honky (performer: "Hey Girl")
 1968 The Split (performer: "The Split", "It's Just A Game, Love")
 1965-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #2.34 (1966) ... (performer: "Jenny, Jenny", "Uptight")
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... (performer: "Heartbeat")
- Episode #2.22 (1965) ... (performer: "Lucille")
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 1 (1965) ... (performer: "Ain't That Peculiar")
- Episode #2.14 (1965) ... (performer: "Bony Moronie")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (performer: "The Octopus")
 1963 Just for Fun (writer: "Go")
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Began performing with Mahalia Jackson when he was just 10 years old. See more »

Nickname:

The Fifth Beatle

Star Sign:

Virgo

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