Sunday, 5 April 2020

R.I.P. Bill! Ain't no sunshine without you!

Bill Withers (4 July 1938 - 30 March 2020)  has been in retirement from the music industry since 1985, but his songs are still on the radio and are covered by many artists worldwide.
Bill Withers'  songs navigate heartbreak, friendship, youth, history, Harlem and much more across his high-quality discography – here are some of the brightest moments recorded live in concert:

Just As I Am Bill Withers

Bill Withers' performance for BBC in 1973. Tracklist: 00:00 Aint No Sunshine 03:18 Lonely Town Lonely Street 09:14 Grandma's Hands
(dedicated to his Grandma, who partly raised him) 11:40 Use Me 16:05 Let Me In Your Life 20:15 Lean On Me 24:47 Harlem - End

Friend of Mine
 (From the 1973 album, "Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall")

Just The Two Of Us (feat Grover Washington, Jr.)

Bill Withers tells about songwriting and why he stopped releasing music.

Who Is He (And What Is He To You)

Lean On Me feat. Stevie Wonder and John Legend 
at the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


Still Bill - The Bill Withers Story
Very good BBC documentary from 2009

Lovely Day

So now have a Lovely Day and dig out Bill's albums, songs, playlists etc. and celebrate one of the greatest songwriters, singers & musicians and humble humans of his time! 

Obituaries:

The Guardian

Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone


Wikipedia /Bill_Withers link

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In the coming weeks I will update this post with more infos, concerts & tributes!
Don't forget I am always grateful for suggestions & comments!



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