Billboard #1 Hits: #340: “Nothing From Nothing”- Billy Preston. October 19, 1974. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Nothing From Nothing”- Billy Preston
- Record Company-A&M
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher
- Time: 2:38
- B-side:”My Soul Is A Witness”
- Album-The Kids & Me
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
1974 was a big year for former Beatles- earlier in the year Ringo, Paul McCartney and Wings had #1 hits- now one of the 5th Beatles Billy Preston goes to the top- and later on in 1974 John Lennon would finally have his first #1. This was the second #1 for Preston who in 1973 went to the top with “Will It Go Round In Circles.” “Nothing From Nothing ” made history when Preston performed it- as the first musical performance ever on the show.