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Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 16

July 16

Denise Lasalle – American blues, R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who, since the death of Koko Taylor, had been recognized as the “Queen of the Blues”. Her best known songs were “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and “Down Home Blues”.

William Bell – 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”.


July 16