kids encyclopedia robot

Bill Withers facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Bill Withers
Bill Withers 1976.JPG
Withers in a 1976 publicity shot
Background information
Birth name William Harrison Withers, Jr.
Born (1938-07-04)July 4, 1938
Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died March 30, 2020(2020-03-30) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Soul, R&B, smooth soul, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1963 - 2020
Labels Sussex
Columbia
Associated acts Grover Washington Jr.

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded major hits including "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands". He won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more during his career.

He was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia. Withers died of heart disease in Los Angeles on March 30, 2020 at the age of 81.

kids search engine
Bill Withers Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.