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".
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.|
He was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.
- Hale, Mike (January 26, 2010). "Still Bill (2009) A Singer Who Stopped His Showing Off". The New York Times.