Question: Who appeared as the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live?

Answer: On October 11, 1975, George Carlin hosted the very first episode of Saturday Night Live, and introduced Billy Preston as the first musical guest. Preston sang his catchy hit “Nothing From Nothing.” Known for his big smile and an even bigger afro, Bill Preston began his career in the 1960s playing keyboards and backing artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist with a string of hits such as “That’s the Way God Planned It”, the Grammy-winning “Outa Space”, “Will It Go Round in Circles”, “Space Race”, and “With You I’m Born Again”.

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1  11th October 1975: Saturday Night Live is broadcast for the first time
Having been developed to fill the gap left by the Johnny Carson’s request to stop showing The Best of Carson reruns of The Tonight Show at the weekend, the new show was intended to be a variety show featuring a mix of comedy sketches, political satire, and guest musical performances. Dick Ebersol had been brought in by NBC president Herbert …
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1Saturday Night Live – Season 1

The first episode featured two musical guests (Billy Preston and Janis Ian), and the second episode, hosted by Paul Simon on October 18, was almost entirely a musical variety show with various acts. The Not Ready For Prime Time Players did not appear in this episode at all, other than as the bees with Paul Simon telling them they were cancelled, and Chevy Chase in the opening and in “Weekend …
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2George Carlin/Janis Ian & Billy Preston

Directed by Dave Wilson. With George Carlin, Janis Ian, Billy Preston, Albert Brooks. The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student …
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3Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live Season 01 Episode 01 on October 11, 1975 with host George Carline and musical guests Billy Preston and Janis Ian. All Episode Sketches Monologue: George Carlin on Football and …
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Billy Preston performed “Nothing From Nothing” as the first musical guest of Saturday Night Live.This first episode aired on 11 October 1975 under the title “NBC’s Saturday Night”.
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5George Carlin/Janis Ian & Billy Preston

Season 1 Episode 1 Host: George Carlin. Music: Billy Preston/Janis Ian 10/11/75 7.7/284 Cold Open: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student dutifully acts out an identical “death”. John Belushi stars. Chevy Chevy says “Live from..” 6/10 Monologue: George Carlin 4/10.
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6Billy Preston appeared as the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live
The first five years of Saturday Night Live featured some of the most beloved cast members of all time, including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman – the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” They set the stage for some of the most hilarious television comedy, and it was all live!
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8Billy Preston

On October 11, 1975, Preston joined Janis Ian as the first musical guest on the first episode of “Saturday Night Live.” After five years with A&M, Preston switched labels to Motown in 1976. In 1980, Preston returned to the top ten with the Syreeta Wright duet “With You I’m Born Again,” reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
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9Billy Preston appeared as the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live
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10Billy Preston appeared as the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live
At the time he was an unstoppable musical force, which made him the perfect guy to be the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Preston appeared on the show, playing “Nothing From Nothing,” in between his busy schedule as a touring side man. He was the first member of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band
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1.  Saturday Night Live (season 1)
The first season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC from October 11, 1975 to July…
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2.  Saturday Night Live (season 33)
with a rerun of the show’s very first episode, which had Carlin as host and Janis Ian and Billy Preston as musical guests. Because of the 2007–08 Writers…
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3.  Billy Preston
in the 1970s, he composed one of Joe Cocker’s biggest hits, "You Are So Beautiful". On October 11, 1975, he was the first musical guest on Saturday Night…
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