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    A new film celebrates BILLY STEWART, D. C.'s inimitable R&B star

    There was an interesting story in the Washington Post today 1/4/2021 about the legendary Billy Stewart. A documentary filmmaker produced the film about Billy. At 9 PM on Monday 1/4/21 the film "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" will be broadcast on WHUT-TV. It's described as a loving look at an artists whose hits included, "I Do Love You," "Sitting in the Park," and two versions of "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess."

    It is stated in the article that Billy's career could have equaled that of another native son of Washington, Marvin Gaye, but his life was cut short in 1970.

    In addition to tonight's 9 PM broadcast the show will rerun on WHUT at 1 AM on Tuesday. It is scheduled to air on PBS stations in February.

    Further information can be obtained via kendallproductionsllc.com.

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    Thank you for the information, Woodward. Please keep us informed when the film will be broadcast on the PBS stations. I'm glad something is being made regarding Billy, who was one of the premier entertainers of the soul music era.

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    Thanks Woodward for the wonderful news! I'm looking forward to the Billy Stewart Documentary when it comes to PBS next month.

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    Billy Stewart was a GREAT artist and a wonderful person, too.I spent quite a few hours with him & his wife, Juanita in 1966. Billy was co-star to Wilson Pickett on this particular tour.

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    Good news for 2021! I'm also glad to hear of this. I always think of the stars that are hardly mentioned today. Billy could go to the top of the list.

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    I saw it and was great,billy was a d.c.legend,i remember seeing him at the barber shop near the legendary[howard theatre]back in the day getting his hair done,one of the great voices in soul music history!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motony View Post
    Billy Stewart was a GREAT artist and a wonderful person, too.I spent quite a few hours with him & his wife, Juanita in 1966. Billy was co-star to Wilson Pickett on this particular tour.
    That is so nice to hear. I was only a young kid when he passed away, and it was a good 10 years later before i became aware of his talent. It was so refreshing to hear of a guy become a star on the basis of his talent rather than his physical appearance. I hope this film eventually makes it's way to the UK, but my hopes are not too high. He is barely heard of outside of the soul crowd which is such a shame. Great artist.

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    I look forward to this. The live footage - RIGHT?!?!?

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