Recollections of the Golden Oldies era are never complete without giving Bill Withers his dues. Born on the Fourth of July 1938, Bill Withers became a musical icon with some of the most sensational hits of his generation. Among his more notable songs are: Lean on Me, Grandma’s Hands, Lovely Day, Ain’t No Sunshine, Just the Two of Us and Use Me. Born in LA California, this soul, R&B and blues singer has gained international acclaim for his magnificent vocals and meaningful lyrics. Few would have pegged Withers as an up and coming star, given his indigent background. But after being discharged from the U.S. Navy after nine years of service, Withers took his show on the road and never looked back.

Among his many celebrated achievements were a string of albums released between 1971 and 1985. His first album – Just As I Am – peaked at number 35 on the US charts. His second album – Still Bill – hit number four on the US charts and received US gold certification. Between 1974 and 1977 he released four albums. Menagerie – released in 1977 – reached number 39 in the US charts and was awarded US gold certification under the record label of Columbia. Withers has also performed in a live album – Live at Carnegie Hall – which peaked at number 63 in the US and the Sussex record label. Arguably his most famous songs include Lean on Me from 1971, Ain’t No Sunshine in 1971 and Just the Two of Us in 1979. His songs were played everywhere: movies, clubs, casinos and more.

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