Billy Davis

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Roquel “Billy” Davis was born on July 11, 1932 and died on September 2, 2004. He was a songwriter, musician and record producer. He was associated with the Four Tops and other Detroit acts. He had a long association with Chess Records writing, arranging and producing for many of their 1960s soul artists. His biggest success was the Fontella Bass recording of “Rescue Me”. He moved to become Senior Vice-President and Music Director at the McCann Erickson advertising agency, where his work included commercials for Coca-Cola.

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