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Bill Withers

American singer-songwriter and musician

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".

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
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1963 - present
Associated actsGrover Washington Jr.

He was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.


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

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