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ain't no sunshine today :( 


“Lean On Me,” a paean to friendship, was performed at the inaugurations of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean on Me” are among Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

“He’s the last African-American Everyman,” musician and band leader Questlove told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Bill Withers is the closest thing black people have to a Bruce Springsteen.”

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A shock to read of his death - he wrote and performed such fine songs and music and made it look effortless to boot. 

I enjoyed the documentary he featured in a few years back, and it is available on YouTube so here is a link, hopefully, for anyone who wanted to see it again as much as I do: 


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