Bill Withers

American singer-songwriter and musician (1938–2020) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and musician.[2] He had several hits over a career spanning 18 years, including "Ain't No Sunshine" (1971), "Grandma's Hands" (1971), "Use Me" (1972), "Lean on Me" (1972), "Lovely Day" (1977) and "Just the Two of Us" (1981). Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for six more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill.[2] Withers was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.[3][4] Two of his songs were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[5]

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Bill Withers
Withers in 1976
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Harrison Withers Jr.
Born(1938-07-04)July 4, 1938
Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
DiedMarch 30, 2020(2020-03-30) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
Years active1967–1985