Bill Amesbury


Barbra Amesbuty (b. 1948) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and philanthropist who became famous during the 1970s under the name, Bill Amesbury, and later came out as transgender after leaving the music business. As a performer, Amesbury is best known in both Canada and the U.S. for the rollicking and punchy "Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)" (1974). Hit songs she wrote for other artists include Natalie Cole's "Nothin' But A Fool" (1981).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) (1974)

Pop charts debut year: 1974

Years active: ca. 1970s - present

Genres: Pop/rock

Labels: Casablanca Records


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