Personalities | Bill Withers | Seventies | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1938)

This smooth-voiced performer from West Virginia broke through with ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ from the album Just As I Am (1971). His songs have been recorded by countless artists ranging from Grace Jones’s version of ‘Use Me’ to British pop band Mud’s cover of ‘Lean On Me’. ‘Lovely Day’ has been a Top 10 hit twice for Withers in the UK, the second time, in 1988, after its use in a TV commercial.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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