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.
- Johnny Walker talks to William Bellhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k4xb7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k4xb7.jpg2016-12-04T17:37:00.000ZJohnny spoke to legendary soul singer and songwriter William Bell, who is known for his long association with iconic soul label Stax.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04k4xb9
Johnny Walker talks to William Bell
- Craig Interviews William Bellhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045bk16.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045bk16.jpg2016-08-20T18:30:00.000ZCraig speaks to American soul singer William Bell about his new album 'This Is Where I Live'. It's been 40 years since he last released a record!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045bk19
Craig Interviews William Bell
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