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Billy Preston

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Biography

Billy Preston (9 September 1946 - 6 June 2006) was an American soul and rock singer-songwriter, famously known as a child prodigy pianist before releasing several rnb hits (including #1 smashes "Will It Go 'Round in Circles" and "Nothing From Nothing") and working with classic artists such as Aretha Franklin and The Beatles. He notably performed with Mahalia Jackson at the age of 16 and appeared as a young W.C. Handy in a 1958 biopic. His first solo record was a gospel album called '16 Year Old Soul'.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
    You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me
    Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
    You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me
    I'm not tryna be your hero
    Nothing From Nothing  -  183,057 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
    I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
    I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
    I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
    Will it go round in circles?
    Will It Go Round In Circles  -  81,960 plays
  3. Outa-Space  -  42,744 plays
  4. Slaughter (Album Version)  -  57,863 plays
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    Lyrics
    Slaughter's going to blow your mind
    Slaughter does not waste his time
    My advice to you is this
    If you shoot at him you better not miss
    Slaughter's big, bad, black and bold
    Slaughter  -  35,224 plays
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