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A Canadian’s Gripping Tale Withers Under Scrutiny

A Canadian’s Gripping Tale Withers Under Scrutiny

A Canadian’s Gripping Tale Withers Under Scrutiny A Canadian’s Gripping Tale Withers Under Scrutiny In spring 2018, the government was under fire. The New York Times had released a podcast, “Caliphate,” in which a man from suburban Toronto claimed to have traveled to Syria, joined the Islamic State and committed gruesome executions before returning to Canada. “Canadians deserve more answers …

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How Bill Withers Defined Soulful Selflessness

How Bill Withers Defined Soulful Selflessness

The music of Bill Withers radiated a quality that’s rare in pop songs and, really, anywhere else: selflessness. It’s in the subjects that Withers, who died on Monday, chose to sing about: his grandmother’s hard-won wisdom in “Grandma’s Hands,” the suicidal regrets of a failed husband in “Better Off Dead,” and in one of his most indelible songs, “Lean on …

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Bill Withers death: ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Lean on Me’ singer dies aged 81

Bill Withers death: ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Lean on Me’ singer dies aged 81

US singer-songwriter Bill Withers, whose hits included “Lean On Me”, “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”, has died aged 81. The Grammy Award-winning artist, who released a number of soulful songs during the Seventies that went on to become classics, died from heart complications. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father,” a statement issued by Withers’ …

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Bill Withers death: John Legend leads emotional tributes to Ain’t No Sunshine singer

Bill Withers death: John Legend leads emotional tributes to Ain’t No Sunshine singer

John Legend and many more are paying tribute to Bill Withers, who has died aged 81. The news was announced on Friday by the singer-songwriter’s family. “Mourning the loss of my friend and inspiration, Bill Withers. He was such an incredible songwriter and storyteller. I’m so glad he shared his gift with the world. Life wouldn’t be the same without him” …

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Bill Withers – the singer who poured his heart and soul into his music

Bill Withers – the singer who poured his heart and soul into his music

“The closest thing black people have to a Bruce Springsteen, the last African-American Everyman,” is how The Roots’ frontman Questlove described Bill Withers after the soul singer’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. His classic 1970s hits – “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Lean on Me”, “Lovely Day” and “Use Me” – have an unfiltered sucker-punch simplicity that …

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Bill Withers: Artist’s iconic New Yorker interview resurfaces after death

Bill Withers: Artist’s iconic New Yorker interview resurfaces after death

A witty interview given by Bill Withers to The New Yorker has resurfaced in the wake of his death. Withers died aged 81 of heart complications, his family announced on Friday. The iconic singer-songwriter is being celebrated on social media, where many are paying tribute to him and his work. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just …

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Bill Withers, Who Sang ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ Dies at 81

Mr. Withers’s first album, “Just as I Am,” included his composition “Ain’t No Sunshine,” which cracked the Billboard Top 10.

Bill Withers, a onetime Navy aircraft mechanic who after teaching himself to play the guitar wrote some of the most memorable and often-covered songs of the 1970s, including “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was announced in a statement from his family. His son, Todd, said …

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