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Bill Withers

Biography

American singer-songwriter known for music such as for example “Ain’t No Sunlight,” “Trim on Me personally,” “Lovely Time,” and “Just us.” He was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity in 2015. He offered nine years in america Navy. He was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity in 2005, and in 2007, his tune “Trim on Me” was inducted in to the Grammy Hall of Popularity. He wedded second wife Marcia Johnson in 1976. The few had two kids jointly. He performed in collaboration with Etta James.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bill Withers
Date Of Birth July 4, 1938
Place Of Birth Slab Fork, WV
Height 1.87 m
Profession Soul Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Marcia Johnson, Denise Nicholas
Children Kori Withers, Todd Withers
Parents Mattie Rose Withers, William Harrison Withers Sr.
Awards Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Groups Creative Source
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Movies Remember: The '70s Greatest Hits Live, Super Soul Session
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Was twenty-seven when he decided to pursue a career in music.
2Served nine years in the U.S. Navy.
3Was working in a factory when he made his first album and didn't quit when it became successful as he didn't know how long his career would be.
4His composition "Lean On Me" was adopted as a hymn by the Unitarian-Universalist Association and appears in their supplemental hymnal "Singing the Journey" (Hymn # 1021).
5Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Steve Cropper, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Black Mirror2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atlanta2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Secret Life of Pets2016performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day"
Containment2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Crime StoryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
ScandalTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2016 writer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2016
Southside with You2016performer: "Moanin and Groanin'" / writer: "Moanin and Groanin'"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ash vs Evil DeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 1976
Colonia2015performer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE" / writer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE"
Today at Wimbledon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Deutschland 83TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Sense82015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Empire2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wedding Ringer2015writer: "Lean On Me"
New GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Rover2014writer: "Pretty Girl Rock" - as Withers
The Voice2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató2013TV Movie writer: "Quan te'n vas no brilla el sol"
Die große Chance2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Xtra Factor2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor2004-2013TV Series writer - 11 episodes
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2013
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heat2013/Iperformer: "Lonely Town, Lonely Street" / writer: "Lonely Town, Lonely Street"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Current Affair2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Decoding Annie Parker2013writer: "Lean On Me"
Raising Hope2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2013
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "Lean On Me"
Miranda2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flight2012/Iperformer: "Ain't No Sunshine" / writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "No Diggity", "Riff Off: medley" uncredited
Perception2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inspector George GentlyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
El donante2012TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Chelsea LatelyTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Girls2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Apprentice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2005-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol2002-2012TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The House I Live In2012Documentary performer: "GRANDMA'S HANDS" / writer: "GRANDMA'S HANDS"
I Don't Know How She Does It2011performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day" - as William Withers
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Drop Dead Diva2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Lean On Me"
Paul2011"JUST THE TWO OF US" / performer: "JUST THE TWO OF US"
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero2011Documentary writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
127 Hours2010"Lovely Day" / performer: "Lovely Day"
Lifted2010writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
She's Out of My League2010performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary writer: "Lean On Me"
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Glee2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk: Ride2009Video performer: "Lovely Day"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Street Music2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
David Garrett Live in Berlin2009TV Movie writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
The Hangover2009performer: "Grandma's Hands" / writer: "Grandma's Hands"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video Game music: "Just The Two Of Us"
30 Rock2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Soul Power2008Documentary performer: "Hope She'll Be Happier" / writer: "Hope She'll Be Happier"
Transferants2008Short "Use Me"
EastEnders2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Who Is He and What Is He to You" - as B. Withers
Snow Buddies2008Video writer: "Lean On Me"
The Choir: Boys Don't SingTV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2008 music - 1 episode, 2008
8 päivää ensi-iltaan2008"Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone"
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eye See Me2007performer: "Grandma's Hands", "Lean on Me" / writer: "Grandma's Hands", "Lean on Me"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Entourage2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banished2007performer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE" / writer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE"
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Code Name: The Cleaner2007performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes
School for Scoundrels2006performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day"
My Brother2006writer: "No Diggity" - as W. Withers
Sinchronicity2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hoot2006performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day"
Something New2006/Iwriter: "Who Is He and What Is He to You"
Munich2005performer: "Ain't No Sunshine" / writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Roll Bounce2005performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day"
A Little Trip to Heaven2005writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Beauty Shop2005writer: "Lean on Me" 1972
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monk2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Drawn TogetherTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
LAXTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Brokedown Melody2004Documentary writer: "Take It All in and Check It All Out"
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004Documentary performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Johnson Family Vacation2004performer: "Who Is He And What Is He to You?" / writer: "Who Is He And What Is He to You?"
Starsky & Hutch2004performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Keen Eddie2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2003TV Series 1 episode
Ghosts of the Abyss2003Documentary writer: "Just the Two of Us"
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Old School2003performer: "Ain't No Sunshine" / writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Poolhall Junkies2002performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Lean On Me" - uncredited
Pop Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bandits2001performer: "Just the Two of Us" 1981 / writer: "Just the Two of Us" 1981
Exit Wounds2001writer: "No Sunshine"
Blow Dry2001performer: "Lovely Day" / writer: "Lovely Day"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1978 - 2000 performer - 1 episode, 1978
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Chain of Fools2000writer: "Who is He And What is He to You?"
A Many Splintered ThingTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2000 music - 1 episode, 2000 performer - 1 episode, 2000
Ally McBeal2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
28 Days2000writer: "Lean on Me" 1972
Play It to the Bone1999writer: "Gonna Be a Lovely Day"
Zwei Männer am HerdTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Any Given Sunday1999performer: "USE ME" / writer: "USE ME"
American Beauty1999performer: "Use Me" / writer: "Use Me"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999writer: "Just The Two Of Us Dr. Evil Mix"
Notting Hill1999performer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE" / writer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE"
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Corruptor1999writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries1998performer: "Ain't No Sunshine" / writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Day 5321998Short performer: "I'm Her Daddy" / writer: "I'm Her Daddy"
Fallen1998writer: "Who Is He And What Is He To You"
Jackie Brown1997performer: "Who Is He And What Is He to You?" 1972 / writer: "Who Is He And What Is He to You?" 1972
Suicide Kings1997performer: "Grandma's Hands" / writer: "Grandma's Hands"
Soul Food1997writer: "No Diggity"
A Brother's Kiss1997writer: "Use Me" 1995
Flipping1997writer: "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE"
Muppets Tonight1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jerry Maguire1996writer: "The Wrong Come Up"
Bulletproof1996writer: "Tha 2 Of Us"
Girls Town1996"Somedays" / writer: "Somedays"
Agony Again1995TV Series writer: "Lean on Me"
Crooklyn1994performer: "Ain't No Sunshine" / writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
The Bodyguard1992writer: "It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day"
American Me1992writer: "No Sunshine"
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Barumbado1990writer: "Lovely Day"
Staying Together1989writer: "Lean on Me"
Lean on Me1989writer: "LEAN ON ME"
Into the Homeland1987TV Movie writer: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Designing Women1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
The Two Ronnies1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great Railway Journeys of the WorldTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980
Yesterday's Hero1979performer: "Don't Make It Better"
Looking for Mr. Goodbar1977performer: "She's Lonely", "She Wants To"
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Save the Children1973Documentary performer: "Lean on Me" / writer: "Lean on Me"
The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man and Boy1971performer: "Better Days Theme From Man And Boy"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds2016TV SeriesBill Withers
Vivat Vivi1973TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung2012TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1976TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Soul Train1971-1974TV Series documentaryGuest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
It's Lulu1973TV SeriesHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
Flip1973TV SeriesHimself
Top à...1972TV SeriesHimself
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Great Songwriters2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks2014TV SpecialHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Still Bill2009DocumentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimself
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Train's 25th Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1972-1988TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985TV SeriesHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651971-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interview
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The Midnight Special1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: '70s & '80s Soul Rewind2013TV MovieHimself
Soul Power2008DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1I write and sing about whatever I'm able to understand and feel. I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.


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