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William Bell - Live London - 9th July 2016

William Bell - Live London - 9th July 2016 cover

Word of a July 2016 show

Just added to the 'Live' section of the ever ready Soul Source Events Guide

AGMP presents WILLIAM BELL in concert

Saturday 9th July 2016 
Show: 7:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM

Union Chapel | Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD, United Kingdom

Stax Records singer-songwriter, the legendary WILLIAM BELL announces a very special exclusive UK concert.

William Bell's debut recording in 1961 for Stax was "You don't miss your water ( until your well runs dry )". One of the label's first major hits, the song has gone on to be covered by Otis Redding, The Byrds, Taj Mahal, The Triffids and Craig David.

In 1967 he co-wrote "Born under a Bad Sign" with Booker T. Jones. The song went on to become a signature song for Blues musician Albert King. It was also covered by Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, MC5, Richard Hawley and The Simpsons.

1968 saw William Bell have a worldwide hit with "Private Number". A duet with Judy Clay. "I forgot to be your lover" also came out in 1968 and was covered in 1977 by Billy Idol. Dilated Peoples also sampled the track heavily on their anthem "Worst comes to Worst".

In 2014 William Bell was a major part of the "Take me to the River" film which also featured Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Bobby "Blue" Bland and Terence Howard. He finished 2014 as special guest on the Jools Holland "Hootananny" where he performed "Private Number" with Joss Stone.

William Bell will be releasing a new album "This is where I live" on Stax Records in 2016.

'Legendary soul singer and songwriter William Bell has returned to his original home, Stax Records, for the appropriately titled This Is Where I Live, his first major release in almost four decades, out June 3rd, 2016.  Known for writing and performing several soul standards – “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” “Private Number,” “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday,” and “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” among them – Bell co-wrote most of the songs on This Is Where I Live with GRAMMY-winner John Leventhal, who also produced the album.  Additional co-writing contributors are Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash, Cory Chisel and Scott Bomar.'

Get tickets early for your chance to see this incredible Soul Legend in concert.


Soul Source Event Guide entry for full info, links, maps etc


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Not only a chance to see the great man , but also one of London's best little venues ... I saw Mavis Staples sing here on her 75 birthday ... true legend and to see her sing in a working church ... closest I will get to heaven for sure :) 


Get your tickets early as it only holds 900 people max ... and a little tip ... as some of us are getting on in years ... take a seat cushion .. they are church bench pews and can be very hard after a while ..but hopefully not too much time for sitting :) 

£25 a ticket with little surcharge is a steal in London now ..what with Jill Scott at £60 :( 



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