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OK, you knew that Billy Preston had several huge hits during the 1970s and that he was famous for performing with The Beatles (“Get Back”) and other top acts. But did you know that he jammed with the legendary Nat King Cole at age 11? Here, he nails a duet of “Blueberry Hill” before being told by Mr. Cole, “I know that you have a very excellent career ahead of you.” Born in Houston, Texas, on this day in 1946, he hit #1 with “Will It Go Round in Circles” (1973 and “Nothing from Nothing” (1974).