By Mayur Mulki. I got introduced to the music of Bill Withers as a teen and quite by happy accident, as all discovery of new music is. As with all memories from that time, my actual recollection of how I came upon this gem of an artist is hazy, to say the least. I did not follow Mr. So when he passed away recently aged 81, of heart complications, it was a bitter-sweet fondness with which I, as I am sure all of us, remembered his music.
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The song was recorded in Memphis by engineer Terry Manning. The song is in the key of A minor. The song was released as a single in , becoming a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching number six on the U. Billboard ranked it as the No. The song also appears on the original soundtrack album for the films When We Were Kings and Notting Hill , and was featured in the first season of FX 's anthology limited series American Crime Story , which focuses on the murder trial of O.
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