R.I.P. "Science of Soul" music man, Bill Randle

Photo courtesy of Bill Randle Facebook

(April 3, 2020) This week stinks. In a period that has rocked us with such sadness, including too many music deaths, we are devastated to report the passing of UK soul man, Bill Randle. Known for his Science of Soul radio show, broadcast on stations throughout the Europe and USA, Bill was among the most passionate soul music lovers anywhere. His show had a huge following, as he actively interviewed soul music greats, and always had a strong playlist running. And he was a virtually omnipresent figure at every major soul music event - a tireless supporter of both classic and independent soul music.

I don’t think that there is a major soul music artist of the past half century who couldn’t be seen in one of Bill’s thousands of pictures, grinning and hugging Bill, who was always decked out in his trademark Fedora hat.

(April 3, 2020) This week stinks. In a period that has rocked us with such sadness, including too many music deaths, we are devastated to report the passing of UK soul man, Bill Randle. Known for his Science of Soul radio show, broadcast on stations throughout the Europe and USA, Bill was among the most passionate soul music lovers anywhere. His show had a huge following, as he actively interviewed soul music greats, and always had a strong playlist running. And he was a virtually omnipresent figure at every major soul music event - a tireless supporter of both classic and independent soul music.

I don’t think that there is a major soul music artist of the past half century who couldn’t be seen in one of Bill’s thousands of pictures, grinning and hugging Bill, who was always decked out in his trademark Fedora hat.

It seemed that everytime I turned around in Detroit, Bill was visiting. He knew the Motown Museum like he knew his living room, and all of the local stars knew and loved him.

Bill had reported being ill for the past week or two, but few were prepared for the loss of this true music warrior. Rest in peace, Bill Randle.

Please leave your thoughts on Bill in the comment section below.

By Chris Rizik

 
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