Manny Kellough


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Manny is best known as Billy's Preston's drumme.   He met Billy Preston at a local LA club.  One evening Manny followed him out as he was leaving and introduced himself. Billy said that he had been checking out the band every week and told me he would love to have Manny as his drummer. From that evening on, Manny spent the next twenty-five years as Billy’s drummer, live and in the studio. They received four gold singles and two Grammys.

Around the end of 1973, Billy decided he needed a break from touring. At that same time, another member of Billy’s band, Robert “Butch” Sam, mentioned that he heard Larry Graham was looking to put together a group. After getting in contact with Larry,MannyI was invited to Oakland for an audition. He got the gig with what became Graham Central Station, featuring Larry Graham on bass and vocals. They recorded the well-known album Ain’t No Bout-a-Doubt It, which immediately went gold.

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