Bill Withers

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by Bill Withers

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4 July 1938, Slab Fork, West Virginia, USA. Having moved to California in 1967 after nine years in the US Navy, Withers began hawking his original songs around several west coast companies. He was eventually signed to Sussex Records in 1970, at the age of 32, and secured an immediate hit with his debut single, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’. Produced by Booker T. Jones, with Stephen Stills amongst the guest musicians, this sparse but compulsive performance was a million-seller, a feat... Read more

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soul
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70s
rhythm and blues
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