Billy Preston

Billy Preston bio

Birth Name: William Everett Preston

Occupation: Soul Singer

Place Of Birth: Houston

Date Of Birth: September 2, 1946

Date Of Death: June 6, 2006

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Billy Preston was born on the 2nd of September, 1946. He was popular for being a Soul Singer. 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.

Billy Preston was born in Houston. He played the organ as backup for singers like Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and Andrae Crouch . He was convicted of insurance fraud in 1991 after setting fire to his Los Angeles home.

Billy Preston was a Virgo and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Billy Preston was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

William Everett Preston is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Billy Preston’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Billy Preston’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Billy Preston kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Billy Preston was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Everett Preston
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Billy Preston was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Billy Preston was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Billy Preston had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Billy Preston’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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