2005 – The union of Britney Spears and her former dancer Kevin Federline is blessed with a boy, who they then curse with the name Preston Michael Spears Federline. Send your shower gifts of Cheet-Os and Ding-Dongs to the usual address.
1991 – Rock organist Billy Preston (“Nothing From Nothing”) is charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor.
1989 – Ringo Starr kicks off his first-ever solo tour with the All-Starr Band, featuring Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, and Clarence Clemons.
1982 – Born on this day, Samuel Dylan Murray Preston, lead singer of The Ordinary Boys.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Nothing from Nothing,” Billy Preston.
1969 – The Beatles, with Billy Preston on organ, perform four songs on a London on Saville Road rooftop for the film “Let It Be.” Billy wrote and performed the Rhodes solo on “Get Back”. The set is halted after 42 minutes because an accountant at the nearby Royal Bank of Scotland complains about the […]
1969 – Shooting for the Beatles documentary Let It Be moves to the basement of 3 Saville Row, where Apple have their headquarters and the Beatles have put in a new recording studio.
1960 – Johnny Preston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Running Bear’, also No.1 in the UK.
1948 – Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich. He later gave up rock for a gospel career. Mark Fredrick Farner (born September 29, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, and later as a Contemporary […]
1935 – Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is born in Macon, Ga., the son of a minister. He has 14 top 10 hits on Chart Toppers’s R&B singles chart. His biggest pop hit is “Long Tall Sally,” a No. 6 song in 1956. Rev. Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the […]