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RIP Bill Withers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Such a talented singer. RIP.
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  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Google up his speech on YouTube at the Elgin Baylor statue ceremony.
    He works everybody from Kobe to Magic to Kareem to Bill Russell to Jerry West into the routine, which tiptoes the line between PG-13 and R. Shaq is laughing so hard he almost falls off his chair.

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  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Enormously talented man. RIP.

    And hoo boy is he getting a free pass on his personal life, at least in the obits I'm seeing.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2020
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Shit — an absolute legend. If you haven’t done so, you must listen to his live album from Carnegie Hall.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "Hey Bill, you know that "Ain't no sunshine" is bad grammar?

    "I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know."

    Too soon?

    Saw him with Blood, Sweat and Tears way back in 1971, the first big concert I ever attended.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Lovely Day may take a back seat to Lean on Me and Ain't No Sunshine - but it's my fave.

  8. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    I worked with a guy who saw him and said at the end of the show, the crowd chanted “STILL BILL!!!” until he came out for his encore

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  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    He’s one of the all-time greats.
  10. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    There were reports he had an abusive relationship when he was married to Room 222’s Denise Nicolas
    I was admonished by our music writer for mentioning this, so after an exhaustive google search I found she was right
    Every article I saw had Nicolas refusing to confirm or deny the reports, so only Bill and Denise know
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    My favorite Bill Withers song isn't quite so uplifting, but it is fantastic.

  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Use Me is just a great song. As is Grandma’s Hands and Who is He (and What is He to You?)

    Did a deep dive yesterday, including his BBC special with his band playing very stripped down versions.

    This was a great cover from Ed Sheeran on Colbert

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