Bill Withers

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Bill Withers
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Withers in a 1976 publicity shot
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Harrison Withers, Jr.
Born (1938-07-04) July 4, 1938 (age 81)
Slab Fork, West Virginia
United States
OriginLos Angeles, California
United States
GenresSoul, R&B, smooth soul, blues
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1963 - present
Associated actsGrover Washington Jr.

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985.[1] He recorded major hits including "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands".

He was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hale, Mike (January 26, 2010). "Still Bill (2009) A Singer Who Stopped His Showing Off". The New York Times.

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