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Billy Preston

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The Rolling Stones, Plastic Ono Band et al: New Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 5 July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca). An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us . ...

Billy Preston: Billy's a Natural

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 12 July 1969

IF EVER there was a "natural" for the charts, Billy Preston's 'That's The Way God Planned It' — which enters this week at No. 19 ...

Billy Preston: Forget The Rumours — Billy Will Be Back

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 2 August 1969

ONE OF the few sure things about the music business is that rumours will fly around it. ...

Billy Preston

Profile by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1969

DISCOVERED IN our own backyard! ...

Billy Preston: That's The Way God Planned It (Apple ST 3359); Billy Preston: Encouraging Words (Apple ST 3370)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1971

BILLY PRESTON'S first album, That's the Way God Planned It, was almost all gospel-oriented, and the second side was generally good. But the material that ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 7 August 1971


Billy Preston: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 9 December 1971

Billy Preston Show Opens at Troubadour ...

Billy Preston: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, January 1972

IT'S NOT EASY to be uncompromisingly religious in a den of drugs, drink and iniquity like the Troubadour, but Billy Preston has both the Power ...

Billy Preston: I Wrote A Simple Song (A&M AMLH 63507, £2.29)

Review by David Hancock, Disc, 15 January 1972


Billy Preston: I Wrote A Simple Song (AM AMLH 63507).

Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 22 January 1972


Billy Preston: Billy's Feelin' Real Good

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 29 January 1972

A BROOKLYN friend of mine who had this uncanny knack of being able to spot a rising star at 100 yards said to me a ...

Billy Preston: Working The Way God Planned It!

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 4 February 1972

BILLY PRESTON has been here all the time, yet he's only just arrived; and after many years of building his way up the bumpy road ...

Chuck Berry, Pink Floyd, Slade, Billy Preston, Roy Young Band: Lanchester Arts Festival, Locarno, Coventry

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 12 February 1972


Concert for Bangla Desh (Dir. Saul Swimmer; 20th Century Fox)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 1 April 1972


Billy Preston: Man at the Top

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 29 July 1972

THE FORMIDABLE hand of fate has moved in to give Billy Preston his first American No. 1 hit — something he's clamoured for since turning ...

Billy Preston: The Way Billy Planned It

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 1 September 1973

When The Stones hit the road this month BILLY PRESTON goes with them. Here, he talks to MM's MICHAEL WATTS in Los Angeles ...

Billy Preston: God Planned It Good

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 22 September 1973

AFTER YEARS spent as a session man for an astonishing roster of star names the Beatles, the Stones, Barbra Steisand, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Sam ...

Billy Preston: Rainbow Theatre, London

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 November 1973

AFTER A shaky start, Billy Preston tore London's Rainbow Theatre apart on Thursday last week, with a little help from his friends. ...

Billy Preston

Interview by Wayne Robins, Creem, May 1974

In Which This Jack-Of-All-Jams Remembers The Stones, Beatles, Little Richard ...

Billy Preston: The Busiest Soul In Showbusiness

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 14 September 1974

THANKS TO his prodigious session-work, as well as his own tours, Billy Preston is one of the most frequent American soul visitors to our isle; ...

Billy Preston's Gospel Truths

Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 27 February 1975

LOS ANGELES – "I've never asked anyone to help me or give me a break," declared Billy Preston adamantly. "Whatever I don't have now I ...

Billy Preston: Like a Rolling Stone

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 2 August 1975

"We're a family," says Billy Preston of his current tour of the U.S. with the Stones. And in addition to that, he's just released a ...

Billy Preston: No Longer Going Round In Circles!

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1979

B&S talks to Billy about his early days with Little Richard and Ray Charles, his development as a solo talent and his recent pacting with ...

Billy Preston & Syreeta: Rebirth? A Fast Break is all it Takes...!

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Blues & Soul, 29 January 1980

Lloyd Bradley talks to Billy Preston and Syreeta, the latest in a select line of classic hit pairings ...


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