Billy Preston

1946 - 2006

Billy Preston

William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Reverend James Cleveland, and the Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist with hit singles such as "That's the Way God Planned It", the Grammy-winning "Outa-Space", "Will It Go Round in Circles", "Space Race", "Nothing from Nothing", and "With You I'm Born Again". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Preston has received more than 2,008,576 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 553rd most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Billy Preston ranks 556 out of 3,001Before him are Fud Leclerc, Pharrell Williams, Emmylou Harris, Vice Vukov, Julie London, and Patti Page. After him are Roza Eskenazi, Marietta Alboni, Ceca, Jorge Ben, Edgar P. Jacobs, and Afrika Bambaataa.

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Among people born in 1946, Billy Preston ranks 193Before him are Joseph Deiss, Henrique Rosa, Sawao Kato, Johnson Toribiong, Udo Lindenberg, and Cheech Marin. After him are Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Silvio Rodríguez, Harold Shipman, Tom Savini, Henryk Kasperczak, and Frank Welker. Among people deceased in 2006, Billy Preston ranks 131Before him are Basil Poledouris, David Gemmell, Wilson Pickett, Jean-François Revel, George Koval, and Gerard Reve. After him are Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Georgios Rallis, Maynard Ferguson, Rocío Dúrcal, Peter Benchley, and Dennis Weaver.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Preston ranks 3,152 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Stipe (1960), Grote Reber (1911), Black Hawk (1767), Dyan Cannon (1937), Crawford Long (1815), and Monica Potter (1971). After him are Mabel Normand (1892), Leopold and Loeb (1905), Winslow Homer (1836), David Duke (1950), Diane Baker (1938), and Ron McGovney (1962).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Billy Preston ranks 165Before him are Steve Perry (1949), Wilson Pickett (1941), Pharrell Williams (1973), Emmylou Harris (1947), Julie London (1926), and Patti Page (1927). After him are Afrika Bambaataa (1957), Billy Paul (1934), Mos Def (1973), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Virginia E. Johnson (1925), and Jay-Z (1969).