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Jackie Lomax - 100% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1944, Wallasey, Merseyside, England. A former vocalist with the 60s beat group the Undertakers, Lomax began a new career in America when this respected Liverpool unit disbanded. Spells with two short-lived bands, the Mersey Lads and the Lost Souls, preceded a return to England where the singer worked with his own group, the Lomax Alliance, and as a solo act. Two stron Read more

Julian Lennon - 86% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Charles Julian Lennon, 8 April 1963, Liverpool, England. To embark on a musical career in the same sphere as his late father was a bold and courageous move for Julian Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell. The universal fame of John Lennon brought the inevitable comparisons, which quickly became more a source of irritation than pride. This awful paradox must Read more

Mary Hopkin - 81% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1950, Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales. Hopkin’s career began while she was still a schoolgirl. Briefly a member of a local folk rock band, she completed several Welsh-language releases before securing a slot on the televised talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Fashion model Twiggy was so impressed by Hopkin’s performance she recommended the singer to Paul McCa Read more

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The Rutles - 75% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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The product of satirists Neil Innes (9 December 1944, Danbury, Essex, England) and Eric Idle (b. 29 March 1943, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England), formerly of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the comedy team Monty Python’s Flying Circus respectively, the Rutles was an affectionate and perceptive parody of the Beatles’ career. The project is now rightly regarded, Read more

Jeff Lynne - 73% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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30 December 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Lynne’s long and varied musical career began in 1966 when he joined the Nightriders, a popular beat group still reeling from the loss of their leader, Mike Sheridan, and guitarist, Roy Wood. Having completed all contractual obligations, the band took the name, Idle Race and, under Lynne’s guidance, became a leadi Read more

Ringo Starr - 72% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Henry Parkin Starkey, 7 July 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Starkey established his reputation on the nascent Merseybeat circuit as drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes. He later became acquainted with the Beatles, and having established a lively rapport with three of the group, became the natural successor to the taciturn Pete Best upon his fir Read more

King Curtis - 57% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York City, New York, USA. A respected saxophonist and session musician, Curtis appeared on countless releases, including those as disparate as Buddy Holly and Andy Williams. He is, however, best recalled for his work on Atlantic Records. A former member of Lionel Hampton’s band, Curtis moved Read more

Badfinger - 55% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally signed to Apple Records as the Iveys, Pete Ham (27 April 1947, Swansea, Wales, d. 24 April 1975, Weybridge, Surrey, England; vocals), Mike Gibbins (b. Michael Gibbins, 12 March 1949, Swansea, Wales, d. 4 October 2005, Florida, USA; drums), Tom Evans (b. Thomas Evans, 5 June 1947, Liverpool, England, d. 19 November 1983, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ron Griffiths ( Read more

The Staple Singers - 54% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This well-known US family gospel group was formed in 1951 by Pops Staples (Roebuck Staples, 28 December 1914, Winona, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Dolton, Illinois, USA) and four of his children, Mavis Staples (b. 10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Cleotha Staples and Pervis Staples, who was later replaced by Yvonne Staples. The group fused an original presenta Read more

George Harrison - 51% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Documentaries Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Jimmy McGriff - 50% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Joe Brown - 48% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Roger Brown, 13 May 1941, Swarby, Lincolnshire, England. Brown has sustained a career for over 40 years as a cheerful ‘cockney’ rock ‘n’ roll singer and guitarist. He was a popular live and television performer in the late 50s, a major UK recording star in the early 60s and is still a well-loved personality into the new millennium.

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Three Dog Night - 48% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful US harmony rock band formed in 1968 with a line-up comprising Danny Hutton (Daniel Anthony Hutton, 10 September 1942, Buncrana, Eire), Cory Wells (b. 5 February 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA) and Chuck Negron (b. Charles Negron, 8 June 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA). The three lead singers were backed by Jim Greenspoon (b. 7 February 1948, Los Angeles, C Read more

Leon Russell - 47% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Russell Bridges, 2 April 1942, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. The many talents of Russell include that of singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur, record company executive and multi-instrumentalist. While he tasted great honours as a solo star in the early 70s, it is his all-round contribution, much of it in the background, that has made him a vitally important f Read more

Dr. John - 46% match to Billy Preston

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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