BILL WITHERS DIES AGE 81
Written by Beres on 30/12/2020
Courtesy Rolling Stone Magazine
Lovely Day 1977, Just the Two Of Us 1981 , Lean On me 1972, Aint No Sunshine 1971 Just 4 of many hits by the late great Bill Withers. He wowed me when I bought my first VHS Video machine and I bought some music videos a few days after. My Dolby surround system was installed and a large TV was looking great. The video was Grover Washington Junior and he introduced Mr Bill Withers who sang “Just The Two Of Us”. The vision and sound was magical and I was proud to have such a great sounding living room. I recently noticed (I’m slow) that he held long notes in quite a few of his songs and he made it seem as easy as pie to do so. Many a time I have attempted “Lovely Day” and if I did manage to make it I could not get a breath in time for the next note.
My singing career started and finished trying to sing that song so I decided I would leave the singing to him.