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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Singer-songwriter Bill Withers, the soulful crooner behind hits including "Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day," has died, The Associated Press reported Friday. He was 81.



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Beautiful and truly classic songs. RIP

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 12:08 PM | Reply

We have now really lost that loving feeling. RIP Mr. Withers. One of the greats is gone and he will be missed. Thank God for recorded music.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-03 12:20 PM | Reply

He's alive and well and singing his soul out at

Still, he will be missed.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-03 12:35 PM | Reply

I'll be saving that link Corky. Every now and then you need a dose of Righteous.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-03 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | they aren't commercial free, but they're close... and they play more than just the hits of the era.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-03 03:23 PM | Reply

There is a documentary on him that really shows his passion. He was one of the greats.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-03 03:50 PM | Reply

"Lovely Day" was on a recent commercial. I was surprised that a song of that vintage was brought out of retirement, but the best songs survive and this is one of them. His was a great story and a distinctive artistry. RIP...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-03 06:30 PM | Reply

Withers was an American Icon. RIP bro. I've listened to your music a hundred times when looking for some soul. Aint no sunshine when he's gone. It's not warm when he's away.

A truly great piece of the American heart and soul. God bless you.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-03 06:32 PM | Reply

I think 'Lean on Me' could be the most popular song for middle school age choirs all across the country. It was for mine (early 90s).

#9 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-04-03 06:33 PM | Reply

My favorite!

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-03 06:58 PM | Reply

RIP Mr. Withers.

Thank you for your contribution to music.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-03 07:17 PM | Reply

Big Daddy Co-Vid #6....a tribute...

#12 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-04-04 11:06 AM | Reply

I remember leaving work before the sun was risen, the hills along the valley were burned in an effort to control wildfires entering neighborhoods. "only darkness every day" echoing from every direction was answered by swelling orchestration inspiring a feeling of aloneness. I ended up sampling that refrain using it alongside aircraft pilot chatter and colliding layers of arpeggiation as a piece of music about a piece of music. What smooth agony.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-05 09:55 AM | Reply

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