Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Bill Withers was an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics. He gained widespread acclaim in the 1970s for his distinctive blend of soul, R&B, and folk music. Born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Withers overcame a stuttering problem and served in the United States Navy before pursuing a career in music. He released his debut album, "Just As I Am," in 1971, which included the hit single "Ain't No Sunshine." The song won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and became one of his signature tunes. Withers continued to achieve success throughout the 1970s with hits like "Lean on Me," "Use Me," "Lovely Day," and "Grandma's Hands." His music often explored themes of love, relationships, and everyday struggles, resonating with audiences for its sincerity and authenticity. Despite his success, Withers was known for his reluctance to embrace the trappings of fame and the music industry. He retired from music in the mid-1980s, preferring to focus on his family and other pursuits. Throughout his career, Withers received multiple Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. His music has been covered by numerous artists and remains influential across genres. Withers passed away on March 30, 2020, but his legacy as a soulful singer-songwriter continues to endure, and his songs remain beloved by fans around the world.
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27. Bill Withers, ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’ (1973)
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27. Bill Withers, ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’ (1973) This rainy Friday night in October 1972 was less than a year and a…