William Bell
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1939-07-16
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William Bell

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"; 1968's top 10 hit in the UK "Private Number", a duet with Judy Clay; and his only US top 40 hit, 1976's "Tryin' to Love Two", which also hit No. 1 on the R&B chart. 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 was 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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Private Number
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Private Number
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I Forgot to Be Your Lover
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I Forgot to Be Your Lover
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Happy
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Happy
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You Dont Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Down)
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You Dont Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Down)
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A Tribute To A King
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A Tribute To A King
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Tryin' To Love Two
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Tryin' To Love Two
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Proms 2017: Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul
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Proms 2017: Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul

Proms 2017: Prom 65: Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul

Royal Albert Hall

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