Bill Lee biography

Bill Lee

Bassist, Composer

1928 –

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Who is Bill Lee?

William James Edwards "Bill" Lee III is an American musician. He has played the bass for many artists including Cat Stevens, Harry Belafonte, Chad Mitchell Trio, Gordon Lightfoot, Aretha Franklin, Odetta, Simon and Garfunkel, Ian & Sylvia, Tom Rush, Burt Bacharach, Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Carolyn Hester, John Lee Hooker, Josh White, Duke Ellington, Malvina Reynolds, Eric Bibb, The Clancy Brothers and Bob Dylan. On the original release of Dylan's classic song "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", Lee on bass guitar is the only musician performing other than Dylan himself. He is the father of Spike Lee.

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Born
Jul 23, 1928
Snow Hill
Also known as
  • William J.E. Lee
  • William James Edward Lee III
  • William James Edwards Lee III
  • Bill Lee III
  • William James Edwards "Bill" Lee III
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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