As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Bill Withers’ Still Bill still stands as the greatest male-fronted soul album not made by a singer named Marvin, Al, Sam, James, or Ray.Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi), a company delivering the foremost audio technology and specializing in high-quality reissues, in partnership with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of […]
Remembering legendary singer / songwriter Bill Withers on the two year anniversary of his passing. Gone, but not forgotten.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame recently announce that a Bill Withers Scholarship will now be included in its scholarship program. The scholarships are presented prior to the SHOF’s June 16th Annual Induction & Awards Gala being held in New York City.
This past month marks 50 years since Bill Withers’ debut Just As I Am. Apple Music is celebrating the release, lauding it as “one of the greatest, most personal soul LPs ever recorded.”
Demi Lovato was among the performers at President Joe Biden’s Celebrating America inauguration event (January 20). Lovato did a rendition of Bill Withers’ classic single “Lovely Day.” She performed in front of a panel of screens, where a number of people (including some celebrities) helped her with backing vocals. Watch it all go down below. “Lovely Day” […]
Donors to provide marker honoring singer Bill Withers. The legendary Bill Withers once said, “The biggest challenge to the world is to take anything that’s complicated and make it simple so it can be understood by the masses.” The West Virginia native was an extraordinarily talented musician who was wise beyond his years. He […]
A commentary by Jody Rosen in the LA Times recently suggested a change to the National Anthem: A Bill Wither’s Classic, “Lean On Me” We share this as it’s such a kind thought. Bill would truly be humbled by this. Read excerpts from the article below: The Francis Scott Key monument in San Francisco’s Golden […]
We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and […]
On January 26, 2014, at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums Collection, a nine-disc set featuring Withers’s eight studio albums, as well as his live album Live at Carnegie Hall, received the “Best Historical” Grammy Award (in a tie with The Rolling Stones’ “Charlie Is My Darling […]
After Sussex Records folded, Withers signed with Columbia Records in 1975. His first album release with the label, Making Music, Making Friends, included the single “She’s Lonely”, which was featured in the film Looking for Mr. Goodbar. During the next three years he released an album each year with Naked & Warm (1976), Menagerie (1977, containing the successful “Lovely Day”), “Bout Love” (1978) […]