Grammy Award winning soul musician Billy Preston born
September 2, 1946 - June 6, 2006 (60)
Grammy Award winning soul musician William "Billy" Everett Preston born in Houston, Texas. In addition to his solo career he collaborated with some of the most esteemed names in music including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Elton John and Sam Cooke. He is referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" or the "Black Beatle."