Billy Preston

Billy Preston

  • Born on
    • September 2nd, 1946
  • Died on
    • June 6th, 2006
William Everett Preston was an American musician, whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Reverend James Cleveland, The Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.


Acting (5 Credits)

2005The Derby Stallion as Will Gentry
2001Ticker as Blues Band Organ
1998Blues Brothers 2000 as The Louisiana Gator Boys
1978Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as Sergeant Pepper
1958St. Louis Blues as Will Handy as a Boy

Himself (5 Credits)

2011George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Self (archive footage)
2003Concert for George as Self
1982The Compleat Beatles as Self
1972The Concert for Bangladesh as Self
1969Let It Be as Self (uncredited)


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