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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 is known for his work on Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Baby Driver (2017) and Beautiful Girls (1996). He died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

Died:

(age 59) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Known For

Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
(1998)
Baby Driver Soundtrack
(2017)
Beautiful Girls Soundtrack
(1996)
Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2005 Music 101: The Green Room (TV Series)
Keys
 2005 The Derby Stallion
Will Gentry
 2001 Ticker
Blues Band Organ
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
The Louisiana Gator Boys
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
Billy
- Show Me the Money: Part 2 (1997) ... Billy
- Show Me the Money: Part 1 (1997) ... Billy
- The Fallen Woman (1997) ... Billy
- Try a Little Tenderness (1997) ... Billy
- A Joyful Noise (1997) ... Billy
 1990 The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten (Video)
Marvelous Mose (voice)
 1984 Blame It on the Night
Billy Preston
 1969 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode #6.31 (1969)
- Episode #6.29 (1969)
- Episode #6.26 (1969)
 1969 The Beatles: Get Back (Music Video)
Billy Preston
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Will Handy as a boy
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Other Works:

Album: "Wildest Organ in Town" (Capitol Records) See more »

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4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Trivia:

Was invited by George Harrison to join The Beatles (whom he'd met on tour years earlier) in the studio, as they filmed and recorded Let It Be (1969). The reason given was because the project was being done live, without overdubs, and they wanted a second keyboardist; his soulful style would complement the rhythm-and-blues songs they'd grown up on (and were reaching back to) perfectly. Another ... See more »

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Known to wear "Big Apple" hats during the 80's.

Nickname:

The Fifth Beatle

Star Sign:

Virgo

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