Happy Birthday, William Bell

Share this article

    Happy Birthday to William Bell, born on July 16, 1939.

    William Bell recorded his first sides as a member of the group the Del Rios before going solo in 1961. That year he made his solo recording debut with the classic single, "You Don't Miss Your Water," which became one of the fledgling Stax label's first major hits. He also scored several other hits for Stax, including the smash "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" with Judy Clay and his biggest hit, 1977's "Trying to Love Two."


    .

    Happy Birthday to William Bell, born on July 16, 1939.

    William Bell recorded his first sides as a member of the group the Del Rios before going solo in 1961. That year he made his solo recording debut with the classic single, "You Don't Miss Your Water," which became one of the fledgling Stax label's first major hits. He also scored several other hits for Stax, including the smash "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" with Judy Clay and his biggest hit, 1977's "Trying to Love Two."


    .