On This Day

Bill Withers

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers

Profession: Rhythm & Blues Musician

United States of America

Biography: Wrote and performed "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean On Me".
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Born: July 4, 1938
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 30, 2020 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Heart complications

Historical Events

  • 1972-03-14 14th Grammy Awards: Carole King's "It's Too Late"; Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"; Carly Simon; Isaac Hayes; Muddy Waters; and Bill Evans win
  • 2015-04-18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Green Day; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Lou Reed; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; Bill Withers; The "5" Royals; and Ringo Starr

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