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Bill Withers Memorial Statue, Park, Festival Planned For Beckley

The city of Beckley will honor the legacy and memory of Bill Withers on Saturday with a music festival. Bands are scheduled to perform at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza. Bill Withers was born in Slab Fork in Raleigh County. He grew up in Beckley, W.Va. and despite his fame, often returned to his home state.
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Beckley plans second Annual Bill Withers Memorial Festival

BECKLEY, W.Va. (LOOTPRESS) – Mark your calendars! The second Annual Bill Withers Memorial Festival will be held at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway on Saturday, May 14, 2022. During his 15-year career as a musician, Withers, a Raleigh County native, won three Grammys and was nominated for six more. His top hits included “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Use Me,” “Lean on Me,” and more.
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Story of the song: Ain’t no Sunshine by Bill Withers

At 32, Bill Withers, originally from rural Slab Fork, West Virginia, was something of a latecomer to a world dominated by twentysomething performers. He had spent nine years in the US navy before taking a job installing lavatories on Boeing 747s. In 1970 he signed with the Hollywood independent Sussex Records and set about recording his first album. On paper, he seemed an unlikely prospect. On vinyl, his strategy of “simple yet sophisticated” couldn’t fail. “Simple is memorable,” said Withers. “If something’s too complicated, you’re not going to walk around humming it to yourself because it’s too hard to remember....
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City of Beckley to honor Bill Withers with statue

BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Beckley is planning to honor Bill Withers, a West Virginia native and Grammy Award-winning musician, with a bronze statue. According to Mayor Rob Rappold, the statue will sit in the Beckley Intermodal Gateway. For months, Pastor Frederick Hightower, the artist responsible for...
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Bill Withers statue to be built in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The City of Beckley will be building a statue of one of it’s most famous sons. The Beckley Intermodal Gateway will be the site of a new Bill Withers statue. The statue is currently being sculpted by Pastor Fredrick Hightower of West Virginia State University. Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold said the […]
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YouTube Gold: Bill Withers

Bill Withers, who died in 2020, didn’t have a long music career, but he had a major impact. Born in Slab Fork, West Virginia, population 202, with no college graduates, Withers grew up in nearby Beckley, and left the state when he was 17 after joining the Navy. After...
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Vinyl Vault — Bill Withers, “+’Justments”

Bill Withers is known for his many hit songs that have been covered by a vast array of musicians; tunes like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me” and “Use Me.” He also recorded his own songs on several albums, mainly in the 1970s and we’ll hear one of those on the Vinyl Vault this week. We’ll feature the 1974 album, “+’Justments” originally released on the Sussex label.
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Booker Rogers Sings Bill Withers’ “Just The Two Of Us” | Comedy & Karaoke Night

Booker Rogers has sang at the Stardome several times, and here he is performing “Just The Two Of Us” by Bill Withers!! Go ahead and get your ticket to watch the next #ComedyKaraokeNight live on Looped: https://bit.ly/2HJfYOK. SUBSCRIBE. http://bit.ly/2zoGO7y. bit.ly/2R5Ohzk. WEBSITE. RickeySmiley.com. FOLLOW. Facebook: bit.ly/2Kq30mc. Instagram: bit.ly/2zmqjc4. Twitter:...
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Albums that Changed My World: Rick Chyme’s nod to Public Enemy, Bill Withers, Lost Boyz

The Local Spins series showcasing music that influenced Michigan-bred musicians continues with hip hop’s Rick Chyme. Check out his picks; listen to tracks from all of the records. EDITOR’S NOTE: All musicians can trace their inspiration to key recordings that captivated them and influenced their own music. Writer Ross Boissoneau...
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Song of the Day: 'Use Me' by Bill Withers

Tuesday’s Song of the Day came from Pat Brickson in Thief River Falls. Each week, he hosts a show called Mix Tape on KSRQ, a radio station based at Northland Community and Technical College. This week, he chose a song from the early 1970s that never quite made it to the number one spot on the charts. But “Use Me” by Bill Withers is a classic, nonetheless.
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Tony Lindsay’s Soul Soldiers – the hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and more!

Tony Lindsay’s Soul Soldiers – the hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and more! Performing Saturday, October 9 at 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m., open seating, beer and wine available. $27 advance / $31 day of show. 44 Main Street Sutter Creek. Tickets at www.suttercreektheatre.com or Uphill Vineyards 46 Main St. Sutter Creek.
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Tony Lindsay’s Soul Soldiers – the hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and more! — Saturday, October 9

Tony Lindsay’s Soul Soldiers – the hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and more! Join Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek, on Saturday October 9, 2021, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., open seating, beer and wine available. $27 advance / $31 day of show. Tickets at www.suttercreektheatre.com or Uphill Vineyards 46 Main St. Sutter Creek.
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James Blake Releases Bill Withers Cover for Spotify Singles

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter, James Blake, released his inaugural Spotify Singles recordings. For Side A, James reimagined the lead single, “Say What You Will,” from his upcoming album, Friends That Break Your Heart, and Side B is an acoustic cover of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier.” Both songs are available on Spotify now.
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James Blake Covers Bill Withers For Spotify Singles

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter, James Blake, has released his debut Spotify Singles recordings. For Side A, Blake has reimagined the lead single from his upcoming album, Friends That Break Your Heart, “Say What You Will.” Side B is a breathtaking, patient acoustic cover of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier.” They’re both available on streaming here.
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Bill Withers “Just the Two of Us”

The beauty of TikTok is the ability to take a classic song and spread it to the world and bring it to the younger generation. It’s like visual mini musical preservation, using tech to recount musical history and stories. So, we’re listening to Bill Withers’ “Just the Two of Us” featuring Grover Washington Jr. on sax and all the versions we can.
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