Top 5 Interesting Bill Withers Facts

Bill Withers

Did you know THIS about 'Ain't No Sunshine' singer, Bill Withers?

As soul singer Bill Withers celebrates his 76th birthday (July 04, 2014), we take a look at some interesting facts about the star: 

1. Bill Withers was working as an airline mechanic, installing toilets on 747s, when his song ‘Ain't No Sunshine’ was released

2. 'Lean On Me' was a hit all over again in a pop-reggae version by Club Nouveau in 1987 

3. In 1974, Withers performed during the legendary 'Rumble in the Jungle' boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman 

4. His songs have been sampled by popular modern acts such as Akon, Jay-Z and Kanye West 

5. Withers won three Grammy Awards throughout his career in 1971, 1981 and 1987

Watch Bill Withers perform one of his biggest hits, Ain't No Sunshine, below: