Latest Billy Preston News

Mick Jagger Feared Jailed Richards Would Miss Some Girls Tour

28th December 2011

Rocker Mick Jagger has opened up about the "uncertainty" of the Rolling Stones' fabled Some Girls U.S. tour, revealing he had to write songs and plan shows with pal Billy Preston because his sidekick Keith...

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Clapton And Cale Team Up On Record

15th September 2006

ERIC CLAPTON has teamed up with JJ CALE for the first time on record after making hits of the blues great's tunes. Clapton enjoyed great success with Cale's COCAINE and AFTER MIDNIGHT and now he...

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Preston's Friends Call On Radio To Play Birthday Tribute

1st September 2006

Friends of BILLY PRESTON are determined to make sure the late soul star is remembered on what would have been his 60th birthday tomorrow (02SEP06) - by urging US radio stations to play his last...

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Waiting Game Pays Off For Soul Man Sam As Stars Line Up

9th July 2006

Patience has paid off for SOUL MAN SAM MOORE - ERIC CLAPTON, MARIAH CAREY and STING have joined the singer on his new duets album. Moore had planned to release the project, OVERNIGHT SENSATION, earlier...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

21st June 2006

A host of stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with...

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Billy Preston Dead At 59

6th June 2006

Legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON has died after a lengthy battle with kidney problems. He was 59. Preston, who performed with both THE BEATLES and the ROLLING STONES, has been in a coma in a...

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Comatose Preston Caught Up In Family Feud

13th April 2006

The sisters of comatose BILLY PRESTON are fighting his manager for the chance to stage a bedside vigil beside the soul great. The NOTHING FROM NOTHING singer, who was once dubbed the fifth Beatle after...

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Soul Man Sam Plans Duets Album

30th March 2006


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Peppers Get Sick Preston Out Of Bed

14th March 2006

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS were stunned when rock legend BILLY PRESTON agreed to guest on their new album, because he was so ill he could hardly get out of bed. Preston played clavinet on new...

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Preston Recovering After Heart Infection

16th January 2006

Singer/songwriter BILLY PRESTON is recovering from a serious infection of the sac encasing his heart. The famed keyboard player, who became the fifth member of THE BEATLES towards the end of their career, has...

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Big Bang For The Grammys

8th February 2005

Sunday's (13FEB05) 47th GRAMMY AWARDS ceremony will kick off in spectacular style with back-to-back performances from five of the top nominees. GWEN STEFANI, MAROON 5, BLACK EYED PEAS, LOS LONELY BOYS and Scottish rockers...

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Tribute To Charles At This Year's Grammys

30th January 2005

Late singer RAY CHARLES will be honoured at this year's (FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS ceremony with a tribute performed by BONNIE RAITT and BILLY PRESTON. The duet by the GRAMMY winners has been planned to...

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Preston Still Fighting Kidney Transplant Woman

24th November 2004

LATEST: Celebrated keyboard player BILLY PRESTON is fighting a friend who donated her kidney to him after she refiled a suit, claiming the NOTHING FROM NOTHING singer reneged on a deal to pay her rent....

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A Final Tribute To Ray Charles

30th August 2004

Late soul great RAY CHARLES is set for one final send-off when STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL McDONALD and JAMES INGRAM perform at a tribute to the hitmaker. Stars will attend the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL gala...

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Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

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Isaac Walks Out On The Funk Brothers

30th January 2004

Soul superstar ISAAC HAYES has pulled out of the FUNK BROTHERS' European tour, citing "scheduling difficulties". The WALK ON BY singer was named as one of two featured singers on the tour, which kicked...

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Billy Preston Dying

12th December 2003

Rocker BILLY PRESTON is fighting for his life after the failure of a kidney transplant. The NOTHING FROM NOTHING singer has been told he's dying as he fights life without a kidney on a...

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Ex-beatles At Harrison Film Tribute

25th September 2003

The two surviving members of the BEATLES joined guests and family at the first screening of a documentary honouring their late bandmate GEORGE HARRISON. SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, his wife HEATHER MILLS and RINGO...

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