William Bell
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1939-07-16
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William Bell Biography (Wikipedia)

William Bell (born William Yarbrough, July 16, 1939) is an American soul singer and songwriter. As a performer, he is probably best known for his debut single 1961's "You Don't Miss Your Water" and 1968's top 10 hit in the UK "Private Number", a duet with Judy Clay. Bell's only US top 40 hit is 1976's "Tryin' to Love Two", which also hit No. 1 on the R&B charts. Upon the death of Otis Redding, Bell released the well-received memorial song "A Tribute to a King".

As a songwriter, Bell co-authored the Chuck Jackson hit "Any Other Way", which is a cover since Bell issued it first, as a follow-up to "You Don't Miss Your Water", Billy Idol's 1986 hit "To Be a Lover", which was first a hit for Bell under its original title "I Forgot to Be Your Lover", and the blues classic "Born Under A Bad Sign", popularized by both Albert King and Cream.

Although he was a long-time recording artist for Stax Records, he is unrelated to the label's one-time president, Al Bell.

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The Three Of Me
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More Rooms
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More Rooms
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All the things you can't remember
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All the things you can't remember
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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The Three Of Me (Live In Session)
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The Three Of Me (Live In Session)
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You Don't Miss Your Water (Single Version)
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You Don't Miss Your Water (Single Version)
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The Man In The Street
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The Man In The Street
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It's Happening All Over
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