William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was 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 won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more during his career.
Withers in 2008
|Birth name||William Harrison Withers, Jr.|
|Born||July 4, 1938|
Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
|Died||March 30, 2020 (aged 81)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Soul, R&B, smooth soul, blues|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Years active||1963 - 2020|
|Associated acts||Grover Washington Jr.|
- Hale, Mike (January 26, 2010). "Still Bill (2009) A Singer Who Stopped His Showing Off". The New York Times.
- "Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81". BBC News. April 4, 2020. Archived from the original on April 4, 2020.
The singer died on Monday in Los Angeles, the family told the Associated Press.
- "Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me,' 'Ain't No Sunshine' singer, dies at 81". WSOC-TV.
- Official website
- Bill Withers at AllMusic
- Bill Withers on IMDb
- 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