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Bill Withers, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Bill Withers

Brilliant. Tough. Uncompromising. Bill Withers stuck to his guns.

Some people labeled him as difficult, but BIll Withers was simply a man with a vision that the would not compromise. Ever faithful to his muse, he refused to play along with the industry and carved out his own success. In a recording career that lasted only 15 years, Bill Withers mastered the vocabularies of the acoustic singer-songwriter, R&B, disco and even mainstream jazz, while maintaining a distinctive personality as a composer and vocalist. More on

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