tunesday | william bell – headline news

memphis, tennessee born william yarborough is better known as william bell. the singer and songwriter changed his last name as a stage name in honor of his grandmother, whose first name was belle. william was a long-time recording artist for the famous stax records where he started recording in 1961.

after switching from stax to mercury in the mid 1970s, bell founded his own label wilbe in 1985 where he released the long player “passion”, which was well received in the uk. the album features the unbelieveable deep, smooth groove “headline news” which entered the uk single charts in 1986.

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