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 relatively short career of fifteen 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 5,258,006 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Bill Withers is the 174th most popular singer (up from 385th in 2019), the 1,108th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,207th in 2019) and the 57th 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 174 out of 3,541Before him are Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Al Jarreau, Ofra Haza, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Laura Branigan, and Beniamino Gigli. After him are David Coverdale, Esma Redžepova, Bob Geldof, Tori Amos, Barbara Strozzi, and Falco.

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Among people born in 1938, Bill Withers ranks 64Before him are István Szabó, Elliott Gould, Terence Stamp, Kurt Wüthrich, J. J. Cale, and Anthony James Leggett. After him are Ayaz Mutallibov, Dean Reed, Derek Jacobi, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Etta James, and Wim Kok. Among people deceased in 2020, Bill Withers ranks 71Before him are Ulay, Jiří Menzel, Buck Henry, Lee Kun-hee, Ida Haendel, and Clive Cussler. After him are Terry Jones, Kelly Preston, Honor Blackman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vera Lynn, and Robert Shavlakadze.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Withers ranks 1,108 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Ives (1874), Powers Boothe (1948), Laura Branigan (1952), Sacagawea (1780), Bruce Dern (1936), and Lewis A. Swift (1820). After him are Robert Aldrich (1918), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), David Lee (1931), Richard Winters (1918), Daniel Dennett (1942), and Blake Edwards (1922).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Bill Withers ranks 57Before him are Otis Redding (1941), John Denver (1943), Chester Bennington (1976), Tony Bennett (1926), Al Jarreau (1940), and Laura Branigan (1952). After him are Tori Amos (1963), Mario Lanza (1921), Etta James (1938), Britney Spears (1981), Sam Cooke (1931), and Dr. Dre (1965).