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Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s.

Bill's father died when he was thirteen. He joined the US Navy at seventeen, and stayed there for nine years, before he moved to Los Angeles in 1967. While in Los Angeles, he worked full-time in a Lockheed assembly plant in the day, recording demo tapes and performing in juke joints during the night. When he debuted on the music scene with "Ain't No Sunshine," he refused to give up his job at Lockheed because of his belief that the music business was a fickle industry and that he was still a novice compared to other working acts like The Temptations or Sammy Davis, Jr.

His first success was with the company Sussex Records in 1971 with his debut hit single Ain't No Sunshine on the album Just As I Am. He assembled a touring band made up of: drummer James Gadson, guitarist Bernoce Blackmon, keyboardist Ray Jackson, and bassist Melvin Dunlap.

His second album Still Bill also did well on the charts. It was recorded during a break in the "Just As I Am" tour and included the well-known single "Lean on Me," which went to #1 on the charts on July 8, 1972. His live album, "Bill Withers, Live at Carnegie Hall," released in 1973, was one of the best live albums to be released during the 1970s. Other popular songs he sings are "Use Me" and "Lovely Day," as well as "Just the Two of Us," which he performed with jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.

His songs have been covered by many singers and rappers. Club Nouveau's 1986 cover of "Lean on Me," which is now often used in many churches, earned Withers his third Grammy as a songwriter. Ten years earlier, the British glam rock band Mud took the song to No. 7 in the UK pop charts. Grace Jones covered his song "Use Me."

album: "Just As I Am" (1971)
Ain't No Sunshine
Grandma's Hands
Sweet Wanomi
Everybody's Talking
Do It Good
Hope She'll Be Happier
Let It Be
I'm Her Daddy
In My Heart
Moanin' And Groanin'
Better Off Dead
album: "Still Bill" (1972)
Lonely Town, Lonely Street
Let Me In Your Life
Who Is He (And What Is He To You)
Use Me
Kissing My Love
I Don't Know
Another Day To Run
I Don't Want You On My Mind
Take It All In And Check It All Out
Lean On Me
live album: "Live At Carnegie Hall" (1973)
Ain't No Sunshine
Better Off Dead
Cold Baloney
For My Friend
Friend Of Mine
Grandma's Hands
Hope She'll Be Happier
I Can't Write Left Handed
Lean On Me
Let Me Into Your Life
Let Us Love
Lonely Town, Lonely Street
Use Me
World Keeps Going Around
album: "+ Justments" (1974)
Make A Smile For Me
The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
Railroad Man
Ruby Lee
Heartbreak Road
Can We Pretend
Green Grass
album: "Making Music, Making Friends" (1975)
Make Love To Your Mind
I Love You Dawn
Sometimes A Song
Paint Your Pretty Picture
I Wish You Well
Family Table
The Best You Can
Hello Like Before
Don't You Want To Stay?
She's Lonely
album: "Naked & Warm" (1976)
Close To Me
Naked And Warm
Where You Are
If I Didn't Mean You Well
I'll Be With You
City Of The Angels
My Imagination
album: "Menagerie" (1977)
Lovely Day
I Want To Spend The Night
Lovely Night For Dancing
Then You Smile At Me
She Wants To (Get On Down)
It Ain't Because Of Me Baby
Tender Things
Let Me Be The One You Need
album: "'Bout Love" (1978)
All Because Of You
Dedicated To You My Love
Look To Each Other For Love
Love Is
Memories Are That Way
You've Got The Stuff
album: "Watching You, Watching Me" (1985)
Oh Yeah!
Something That Turns You On
Don't Make Me Wait
Heart In Your Life
Watching You Watching Me
We Could Be Sweet Lovers
You Just Can't Smile It Away
Steppin' Right Along
You Try To Find A Love
Whatever Happens
other songs:
Just The Two Of Us

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