BILL WITHERS THE SOUL MAN WHO WALKED AWAY [ARTICLE]

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Bill Withers passed away Tuesday March 30, 2020 at the age of 81 of heart complications. Withers basically walked away from music in 1985 when he refused to re-sign with Columbia Records due to his dislike of A&R executives. While he didn’t release an album over his last 35 years- he did leave a remarkable amount of great recordings. I’d especially recommend his first two albums- Just As I Am – and Still Bill. Bill Withers was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.  Below a link to a story on Bill Withers from Rolling Stone.

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3 responses to “BILL WITHERS THE SOUL MAN WHO WALKED AWAY [ARTICLE]

  1. Good article Hans. A guy with common sense who was a working guy and didn’t need more money or bigger ego.
    Great quote that I can relate to…. “These days,” he says, “I wouldn’t know a pop chart from a Pop-Tart.” That quote was worth the read.

  2. Interesting article Hans. Thanks for sharing. Yeah, many A&R executives are now corporate hacks, who’s only concern is the bottom line. They care only about what they think will ‘sell’, not about quality music or true talent. I can’t tell you how many stories & interviews I’ve read about artists fighting with their labels for creative control and content.

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