Biography - A Short Wiki
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.
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.
How did Billy Preston die?
Billy Preston's death was caused by kidney failure.
|Cause of death||Kidney Failure|
|Age of death||59 years|
|Birthday||September 2, 1946|
|Death date||June 6, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
The first time I met Ray, I was going to school around the corner from his house. One day, he was playing the piano. I eased up on the porch to listen to him.Billy Preston
I had been inspired by an organ player named Earl Grant, who played organ and piano together. My mom took me to see him. So I went home, put my piano and organ together, too.Billy Preston
I would never do anything to hurt anybody, especially if they’re helping me. I’m not that kind of person.Billy Preston
The Beatles did treat me as a member of the group. And that was a great honor, you know?Billy Preston
I’m playing with Bonnie Raitt. I don’t have to sing it. I just have to play it. That’s cool.Billy Preston