Soul Music Legend Bill Withers, Dies At 81 (View Retro Pictures, Lyrics And Songs)

The American Singer and composer of popular songs: “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”, Bill Withers is dead, CmaTrends reports.

Three-time laureate of the Grammy Award, composer and performer of the 1970s hit series  “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Bill Withers, died of heart problems.

Bill Withers, who retired from producing music in the mid-1980s, died in Los Angeles 30 March 2020 on Monday aged 81.

The news was confirmed by the singer-songwriter’s family on Friday.

“We have been saddened by the loss of our beloved, dedicated husband and wife. A lonely man with a heart motivated to communicate with the world at large, through his poems and music, he talked sincerely to people and linked them to each other, “read the family statement. 
“As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones.” 

Quick Peep Into Bill Withers’ Life And Works

William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and artist who played and recorded from 1970 to 1985. He has released many big hits, including “Ain’t No Happiness” (1971), “Grandma’s Hands” (1971), “Trust Me” (1972), “Lean on Me” (1972), “Lovely Day” (1977) and “Only the Two of Us” (1980). Withers received three Grammy Awards and was nominated for a further six. His life was the topic of Still Bill’s 2009 documentary film. He was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Bill Withers survives by his wife, Marcia, and his twins, Todd and Kori.

Retro Photos of the legend

Bill Withers, Hall of Fame Soul Singer, Dead at 81 - Rolling Stone
Bill Withers - Wikipedia

Top Songs

lovely day
Ain’t No Sunshine

Listen to Retro Songs Below:

See Bill Withers – Lean on Me Lyrics:Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrowLean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean onPlease swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let showYou just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean onLean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean onYou just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean onIf there is a load you have to bear
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your loadIf you just call me (call me)
If you need a friend (call me) call me uh huh(call me) if you need a friend (call me)
If you ever need a friend (call me)
Call me (call me) call me (call me) call me
(Call me) call me (call me) if you need a friend
(Call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me)

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mindThen I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely dayWhen the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the wayThen I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely dayWhen the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the wayThen I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day
A lovely day

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes awayWonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes awayAnd I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know,
Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone
But ain’t no sunshine when she’s goneAin’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away

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