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  1. Billy Preston (sometimes referred to Do What You Want) is an album by Billy Preston released in 1976.
  2. Billy Preston was a splashy gospel-rooted keyboardist whose career included No.
  3. Billy Preston is a awesome Keyboard Player and if you have not heard of him you are missing out.
  4. Trivia: Billy Preston is noted for having been the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live in 1975.
  5. Janis Ian and Billy Preston were the musical guests on the first episode of Saturday Night Live in October 1975.


  1. Retrieved on 28 June 2008. "Billy Preston, the splashy gospel-rooted keyboardist whose career included No.

Prolific Writer

  1. A prolific writer, Billy Preston penned the multi-platinum standard "You Are So Beautiful" which was performed by his friend Joe Cocker.

House Band

  1. Thereafter, he and Arthur Lee played with Billy Preston and Jimmy James (the future Jimi Hendrix) as the house band at LA’s California Club.


  1. Billy Preston - Official site includes the late performer's biography and discography, videos, and links to news and tributes.

Backup Band

  1. Inspired by seeing Ray Charles in concert (with Billy Preston in the backup band) to pursue a career in the industry, he dropped out of high school.

Fellow Artists

  1. He also helped such fellow artists as Bobby Womack, Johnnie Taylor, Billy Preston and Lou Rawls make the transition from gospel to pop.


  1. On occasion Craig T. also hit the road and toured with the likes of Cheryl Lynn, Billy Preston, Ronnie Laws and many others.

Pop Hit

  1. Syreeta finally had a pop hit with 1980's " With You I'm Born Again," a duet with Billy Preston.

Fantastic Four

  1. As a 13-year-old, Henderson played bass with the Fantastic Four, Detroit Emeralds, Billy Preston, and other Motown acts in 1964 and 1965.

King Curtis

  1. Personnel: Aretha Franklin (vocals, electric piano); Ray Charles (vocals, electric piano); King Curtis (soprano & tenor saxophones); Billy Preston (organ).
  2. King Curtis led a band including Cornell DuPree and his Kingpins, the Memphis Horns, Franklin's usual backup singers, and Billy Preston.


  1. Miles Davis titled a song "Billy Preston" in his honor.
  2. He recorded the song "With you I'm Born Again" with Syreeta Wright as Billy Preston and Syreeta, which reached #2 in the UK in 1979.

Minor Hit

  1. Writing and recording The song was originally intended for Billy Preston, who had a minor hit with it in early 1970, in his album Encouraging Words.

George Harrison

  1. Moving to Britain, she recorded an album for Apple in 1970 with assistance from George Harrison and Billy Preston.


  1. Official site for Billy Preston - song writer, performer, session man and the only person to play with both the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
  2. The label of the Get Back single credits the artists on the record as "The Beatles with Billy Preston".

Billy Preston

  1. George and Louis Johnson later joined Billy Preston 's band, and wrote Music in My Life and The Kids and Me for him before leaving his group in 1973.
  2. October 11 - NBC airs the first episode of Saturday Night Live (George Carlin is the first host; Billy Preston and Janis Ian the first musical guests).
  3. Billy Preston introduced the Stairsteps to the Beatles, and the group signed with George Harrison 's Dark Horse label distributed by A&M Records.


  1. Beatles
  2. Minor Hit
  3. Musical Instruments > Guitars > Guitarists > George Harrison
  4. Musical Instruments > Saxophones > Saxophonists > King Curtis
  5. Fantastic Four
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