Billy Preston was an American keyboardist, producer, singer and songwriter who began his successful career in the music industry as a session musician working with several prominent artists such as Sam Cooke, the Beatles and Ray Charles. He went on to gain further recognition as a solo artist releasing such hits as Space Race and That's the Way God Planned It. He also made a name for himself playing keyboards on several of the Rolling Stones' albums such asSticky Fingers and It's Only Rock 'n Roll.
In 1991, he was arrested and found guilty of insurance fraud after deliberately setting his house on fire.
He battled addictions to cocaine and alcohol for several years.
He was sexually abused several times as a child.
Shortly before his death, he revealed to the world that he was gay.
I'm playing with Bonnie Raitt. I don't have to sing it. I just have to play it. That's cool.Billy Preston
was a famous American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor,
who was born on
September 2, 1946. As a person born on this date, Billy Preston is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 2) and the 96th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on September 2
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Billy Preston is the 647th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Billy Preston's birthday, Billy Preston is the 4247th most famous American and ranks 67th in famous people born in Houston, Texas, U.S.
In general, Billy Preston ranks as the 7840th
most popular famous person, and the 820th most popular singer of all time.
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