Bill Withers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th March 2015

Quote: "I can actually deal with Taylor Swift because she's clever. Being a songwriter, I can appreciate her wit. She deserves all of her success." Veteran soul man Bill Withers is a fan of Taylor Swift's music and lyrics.

15th March 2015

Fact: "I was the first black milkman in Santa Clara County, California." Soul great and 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Withers on one of his jobs before he found fame.

14th March 2015

Quote: "A very famous minister actually called me to find out whether I was dead or not. I said to him, 'Let me check'." Reclusive soul man Bill Withers is often the subject of death hoaxes.

13th March 2015

Quote: "I grew up in the age of Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson. It was a time where a fat, ugly broad that could sing had value. Now everything is about image... This just isn't my time." Soul great Bill Withers insists he's glad he is no longer part of the music industry.

21st August 2008

Quote: “This is not the age for showing off. I’m just some old guy in the checkout line at the Home Depot, which is fine with me.” Crooner Bill Withers, 70, insists he has no comeback plans.

20th March 2006

Fact: Rockers MAROON 5 have teamed up with crooner Bill Withers for a new version of his hit LOVELY DAY. The track will feature on the soundtrack of upcoming animated movie HOOT, which also features new tracks from Jimmy Buffett, reggae greats TOOTS + THE MAYTALS and ukulele player JAKE SHIMANBUKURO.

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