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Bill Withers

One of the top Soul artists during the first half of the 70’s, Bill Withers wrote and sang many songs that have stood time’s ultimate test. His heartfelt music was among its genre’s best but barring a couple of minor hits his run seemed to evaporate after 1974. Having said this, the somewhat controversial induction of Percy Sledge can easily justify an induction for Bill Withers.

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:

1996

 

Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (West Virginia)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Just as I Am (1971)

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Ain’t No Sunshine (From Just as I Am, 1971)

Should Bill Withers be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%

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+2 #3 Sick of It 2014-10-11 03:58
Induct him right after Chubby Checker, Tommy James, Paul Revere &Raiders, Moody Blues, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Yes, JetroTull, Three Dog Night, Shangri Las,Warren Zevon, Zombies,ELO, Monkees, Hermans Hermits,Turt les, Dave Edmunds, Deep Purple, Freddy Cannon, J Geils, Poco, Searchers,Ma nfred Mann, Big Star, Cheap a Trick, Neil Sedaka, Love, Nillson, Guess Who, Johnny a Rivers, Jan and Dean, Joe Cocker, Journey, King Crimson, Todd Rundgren, Procol Harum, Steve Miller, and countless others.
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+4 #2 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
Bill Withers TOTALLY deserves induction! Listen to the man's music---he is SO soulful. His music is incredible, and you can definitely call Withers influential. Yes, put Bill Withers in the Hall Of Fame!
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+4 #1 Spheniscus -0001-11-30 00:00
Comparing the career of Bill Withers to Percy Sledge? Percy Sledge has one song, When a Man Loves a Woman. Withers has at least 7 or 8 truly great songs, three of which are among the greatest soul songs ever. You metioned Ain't No Sunshine, which is a very good song, but Use Me Up is a great song. Not to mention Lean on Me, which has to be one of the most widely known and sung songs in rock history. You can also include Lovely Day, Grandma' s Hands, and Just the Two of Us as incredible songs. And his career didn't end after 1974 (Just the Two of Us reached #2 in the U.S. in 1981 for example). Heck he won three R&B Song Grammies 1971, 1981, and 1987. You guys have him WAAAAAAAAAAA AY underrated.
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