Withers in a 1976 publicity shot
|Birth name||William Harrison Withers, Jr.|
|Born||July 4, 1938
Slab Fork, West Virginia
|Origin||Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Soul, R&B, smooth soul, blues|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Years active||1963 - present|
|Associated acts||Grover 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. 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]
- Hale, Mike (January 26, 2010). "Still Bill (2009) A Singer Who Stopped His Showing Off". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/movies/27still.html?_r=0.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Bill Withers at Allmusic
- Bill Withers at the Internet Movie Database
- Biography at Soultracks.com
- Bill Withers Biography with photos
- Still Bill documentary
- Extensive 2009 audio interview with Withers on public radio program The Sound of Young America