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Bill Withers

1938 - 2020

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William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He had several hits over a career spanning 18 years, including "Ain't No Sunshine" (1971), "Grandma's Hands" (1971), "Use Me" (1972), "Lean on Me" (1972), "Lovely Day" (1977) and "Just the Two of Us" (1981). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Withers has received more than 6,298,753 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Withers is the 288th most popular singer (down from 174th in 2019), the 1,851st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,107th in 2019) and the 91st most popular American Singer.

Bill Withers is most famous for his song "Ain't No Sunshine" which was released in 1971.

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Among singers, Bill Withers ranks 288 out of 3,528Before him are Serge Reggiani, Fancy, Bülent Ersoy, Rita Pavone, Viktor Tsoi, and Eartha Kitt. After him are Wolf Biermann, Solomon Burke, Glenn Hughes, Albert Hammond, Gene Vincent, and Dusty Hill.

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Among people born in 1938, Bill Withers ranks 101Before him are Josef Koudelka, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Leonardo Boff, Karin Dor, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Phil Knight. After him are Larry Scott, Ed Lauter, Jean-Claude Mézières, Tereza Kesovija, Ted Turner, and Cabu. Among people deceased in 2020, Bill Withers ranks 93Before him are Radomir Antić, Momčilo Krajišnik, Peter Green, Mark Blum, Kang Kek Iew, and Ida Haendel. After him are Ernesto Cardenal, Kelly Preston, Stanley Ho, Florian Schneider, Vera Lynn, and Jack Welch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Withers ranks 1,851 out of 18,182Before him are Rick Riordan (1964), Theda Bara (1885), Leo McCarey (1898), Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), and Eartha Kitt (1927). After him are Edward James Olmos (1947), Philip José Farmer (1918), Kalākaua (1836), Ry Cooder (1947), Solomon Burke (1936), and Jeremy Rifkin (1945).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Bill Withers ranks 91Before him are Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Stevie Nicks (1948), R. Kelly (1967), and Eartha Kitt (1927). After him are Solomon Burke (1936), Gene Vincent (1935), Dusty Hill (1949), George Strait (1952), DJ Khaled (1975), and Carole King (1942).

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