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Bill Withers

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Birth Name: William Harrison Withers, Jr.
Born: 1938/07/04
Birth Place: U.S.
Years Active: 1967–1985
Genres: Soul, R&B, Blues

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Some of his best-known songs are "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands". Clarence Avant of Sussex Records signed Withers to a record deal and assigned Booker T. Jones to produce Withers' first album. “Just as I Am” was released in 1971, with the tracks "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands" as singles. The album features Stephen Stills playing lead guitar. The album reached #39 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and #5 on the Black Albums chart. At the 14th annual Grammy... Continue Bio >>

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