b. William Everett Preston, 9th September 1946, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
d. 6th June 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
gospel in my soul - 1962 / 16 year old soul - 1963
a million dollars worth of music - 1965 / the most exciting organ ever - 1965
the apple of their eye - 1965 / wildest organ in town! - 1966
that's the way god planned it - 1969 / greazee soul - 1969
soul - 1969 / organ transplant - 1970
encouraging words - 1970 / i wrote a simple song - 1971
music is my life - 1972 / everybody likes some kind of music - 1973
gospel in my soul - 1973 / the kids and me - 1974
live european tour - 1974 / it's my pleasure - 1975
billy preston - 1976 / billy's bag - 1976
a whole new thing - 1977 / behold! - 1978
billy preston - 1980 / the way i am - 1981
pressin' on - 1982 / on the air - 1984
you can't keep a good man down - 1986 / ministry of music - 1986
billy's back - 1987 / you and i - 1997
with george harrison
Billy's parents were Robbie Lee Mitchell and George Andrew Preston.
Billy Preston died of complications of malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure and other complications.
He had been in a coma since the 21st November 2005.
His funeral was held on the 20th of June at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California.
He was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.
Gospel In My Soul (Derby Records 1962)
16 Year Old Soul (Derby Records 1963)
The Most Exciting Organ Ever (Vee Jay Records 1965)
Early Hits Of 1965 (Vee Jay Records 1965)
The Apple Of Their Eye (President Records 1965)
The Wildest Organ In Town! (Vee Jay Records 1966)
That's The Way God Planned It (Apple Records 1969)
Greazee Soul (Apple Records 1969)
Encouraging Words (Apple Records 1970)
I Wrote A Simple Song (A&M Records 1972)
Music Is My Life (A&M Records 1972)
Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (A&M Records 1973)
The Kids & Me (A&M Records 1974)
Live European Tour (A&M Records 1974)
It's My Pleasure (A&M Records 1975)
Do What You Want (A&M Records 1976)
Billy Preston (A&M Records 1976)
A Whole New Thing (A&M Records 1977)
Soul'd Out (A&M Records 1977)
Fast Break film soundtrack (Motown Records 1979)
Late At Night (Motown Records 1980)
Behold (Myrrh Records 1980)
Universal Love (Motown Records 1980)
The Way I Am (Motown Records 1981)
Billy Preston & Syreeta (Motown Records 1981)
Pressin' On (Motown Records 1982)
On The Air (Megatone Records 1984)
Billy's Back (NuGroov Records 1995)
Minister of Music (Pepperco Records 1995)
Words & Music (Pepperco Records 1996)
Universal Love (Dennis & Assoc. Records 1997)