‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ singer-songwriter Bill Withers dies, aged 81

06 Avril, 2020, 14:15 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Bill Withers has died from heart complications at the age of 81, his family announced on Friday, April 3.

The three-time Grammy Award winner's basic "Lean on Me" was memorably carried out by Mary J. Blige at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. A lonely man with a heart driven to connect with the world at large, with his poetry and music, spoke honestly with people and connected them to each other, "the family statement said". In this hard time, we pray that his music will offer comfort and entertainment as fans cling to their loved ones.

The historical past of Bill Withers' music in movie stretched so far as the current previous, particularly together with his tune "Beautiful Day" being utilized in a number of the most surprising locations.

From being brought up as the youngest of six children in a small coal-mining town in West Virginia and working his way through a stutter to becoming a musician who almost everyone can quote word for word, his legacy is something that will continue to live long past his death.

As a child he struggled with a stutter, and in his teenage years enlisted in the US Navy and then worked as an aircraft mechanic.

Withers had a true voice that preferred not to be cluttered by the music industry's pretensions.

A year later, Withers came out with the song we have all probably listened to during hard times, "Lean On Me".

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"I never learned music".

In 1971, Withers had the good fortune on getting signed to Sussex Records where he put out his first album, "Just As I Am", with the legendary Booker T. Jones at the helm. His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with health care workers, choirs, artists and more posting their own renditions on "Lean on Me" to help get through the hard times.

"I call A&R 'antagonistic & redundant, ' and that's why - because they make those genius decisions like that". Bill is one of a few musicians with more than one hits featured on the list. "I like being my own man". He released just one final album, 1985's Watching You Watching Me, in his brief but influential career. His new executives found Withers hard. The song is from his 1971 album, Just as I Am.

He was subsequently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Lately, people have posted videos of their versions of the song as inspiration during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Recording Academy behind the Grammys dubbed Withers "remarkably impactful", as the Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson called him a "songwriter's songwriter" and John Legend tweeted that "life wouldn't be the same without him".

Another song about love and loss, Hope She'll Be Happier also comes from the album Just as I Am.



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