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Bill Withers

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers

Profession: Rhythm & Blues Musician

United States of America

Why Famous: 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

  • 2015-04-18 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the 5 Royales

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