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William Everett “Billy” Preston

William Everett “Billy” Preston – September 2nd in African American History

September 2, 1946 William Everett “Billy” Preston, rhythm and blues singer and musician, was born in Houston, Texas. Preston began playing the piano at age three and by the age of ten was performing in the bands of gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and Andrae Crouch. At the age of 12, he appeared in […]

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