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RIP Bill Withers
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:22:26 AM »

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One of my all time favorites.  So many great songs and lyrics that hit home.  A natural strength to his voice.

It's far from a lovely day, but here's hoping for better ones to come.  Thanks for the music Bill.  RIP.



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And no sunshine when he's gone.


Nothing like singing along to Lovely Day in the car and trying to hold out that note.  "I know it's gonna be a a lovely dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy."

Can't be a wimp and take the shorter "lovely day, lovely day, lovely, love-ly day" part.  Gotta go for the long one or I won't respect you at all.  :)

One of those songs that you just can't help but be in a good mood when you hear it.
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Bill Withers is my favorite music artist and this sucks.

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Bill Withers is my favorite music artist and this sucks.

He's like a Bill Russell character, but for music.
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It won't be just the two of us anymore Bill Withers, so you RIP.

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Longest stretch of "I Knows" in music history.   

Bill Withers was terrific.  RIP.

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Loved Bill Withers.  Some of the best songs all time.

Lean on Me.
Ain't no Sunshine.
Lovely Day

RIP, and thank you for the great memories growing up.