Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, John Legend perform “Lean On Me” at the 2015 Induction Ceremony

Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, John Legend perform “Lean On Me” at the 2015 Induction Ceremony

Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and John Legend perform “Lean On Me” at the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Dive into Bill Withers’ full Induction Ceremony video collection at rockhall.com/inductees/bill-withers and watch all videos, read from his official Hall of Fame program bio and view his image gallery from the big night and archival materials.

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45 Responses

  1. Allan Felipe Zanchetta says:

    R.I.P BILL WITHERS
    God bless you

  2. Elle A. says:

    Rest in peace, beautiful angel!!! I’m sad beyond words😭

  3. Samuel Ajisegiri says:

    Rip sir. Legends never die

  4. E Starling says:

    I am glad to have him between the giants.

  5. Tennicesha Thompson says:

    We need this song more than ever right now. RIP Mr. Withers.

  6. sauquoit13456 says:

    Bill Withers passed away on March 30th, 2020 at the age 81 {heart failure}…
    Between 1971 and 1985 the Slab Fork, West Virginia native had twenty three records on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, seven made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, “Lean On Me”, for one week in June of 1972…
    Three of his twenty three charted records were duets, one each with Bobby Womack {“It’s All Over Now”, #68 in 1975}, Grover Washington, Jr., {“Just The Two of Us”, #3 in 1981} and Ralph McDonald {“In The Name of Love”, #13 in 1984}…
    Besides “Lean On Me”, his six other Top 10 records were “Ain’t No Sunshine” {#6 in 1971}, “Use Me” {#2 in 1972}, “Make Love Your Thing” {#10 in 1975}, “Lovely Day” {#6 in 1977}, the above “Just The Two of Us”, and the above “In The Name of Love”…
    May he R.I.P.

    • Bo 2 4. u. says:

      THANK u. Thank u.

    • coolteengames says:

      Man

    • LoVeMeSumJESUS 7 says:

      Sad…. if you guys need some one to lean on then lean on Jesus ❤ I know the world is chaotic right now and a lot of people are scared and without hope .. but there’s hope in Jesus ❤ God can transform you into a new creature with his love. 2 Corinthians 5:17 therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold; all things are become new. If God can save a wretch like me then he can save u too! Accept Jesus as your savior today and be born again 💓he loves u so much!!!!!!

  7. Kels Michelle says:

    I’m in tears. RIP and fly high! You will be missed by the world and everyone will be calling you to lean on in prayers, especially during this pandemic. Such a sweet man and kind soul, even though I’m only 28 I’ve been listening to your music since I was 10. I loved every song. This breaks my heart. We love you!

    • tgree18 says:

      RIP Bill Withers We will get through this!

    • Peter FromPort says:

      Those are such lovely words Kels …Beautiful lyrics by someone who is so sentimental, passionate and humble. As a older person, I too, love this song as it expounds what is so important in life which is giving of oneself for whatever reason and thinking of others. Bill may have been a private man but he saw the virtues of sharing and the beauty that surrounds us that we sometimes choose not to see.

    • Kels Michelle says:

      @Peter FromPort I absolutely agree! Also, I only speak the truth! 🥰

    • poeticlicensetokill says:

      Your age means nothing dear. You recognize passion and beauty. That is what beautiful music does. It helps us transcend ideas and things that are greater than us. This about a message that is universal despite whatever you believe. That message is love.

    • Robert Hristov says:

      💋

  8. Marco Juan says:

    Last time it was kenny and now another legend left us.

  9. Shell Stewart says:

    We know what John will look like at that age ….wow twins in my eyes

  10. NevadaBoss says:

    if ever there was an anthem for 2020…proof that truly great music is always timeless and timely. RIP to one of the true greats.

  11. Uli lol you’re trash says:

    Rip a true legend Mr. Withers. He will never be forgotten.

  12. Lawrence Bisagni says:

    When we lose an artist, we don’t cry because we knew them personally.

    We cry because they helped us know ourselves.

    Every person listening to this has leaned on Bill Withers. #RIPBillWithers

  13. Evander Yates says:

    Rest in peace bill there truly ain’t no sunshine when your gone and it’s no lovely day but I hope you are resting high offering your shoulder for those who need someone to lean on. You have left behind a legacy that won’t be forgotten and we all are truly blessed to have the music you left us bill we all love you and we will miss you ❤️❤️

  14. Jacky Chazaubenay says:

    BILL WITHERS IS DEAD! I HAVE MANY RESPECT FROM THIS ARTIST ,I AM “”FAN””FROM 1970 YEARS. ..MANY LONG TIME AGO…..R.I.P. MR BILL WITHER FOREVER IN PARADISE STARS. JACKYFAN 👍➕😷PEACE FOREVER.TEARS IN MY EYES….SINCE.

  15. Giovanni Peirone says:

    I always teach this song to my students: we all need him and his precious songs.
    May God receive him in His glory <3

  16. VILJL says:

    Bill Withers, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He died from heart complications on Monday March 30, 2020  He was 81.

    The West Virginia native was born on July 4, 1938.  Known for recording some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook, he created the incomparable Lovely Day, Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me and Just the Two of Us. He won three Grammy awards and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

  17. Doug M says:

    When I was a young man, I would listen to Bill Wither’s music and sip beers with my college friends. Now, I am a much older man and Bill just left us all for heaven. Rest well Bill, you left us with such a wonderful gift, your music. A bit of heaven on earth.

  18. Jay Rod says:

    Bad week for musical legends: Kenny Rogers, Ellis Marsalis, now Bill Withers.

  19. Uptown Rowdy says:

    Who here after finding out Bill Withers passing at 81yrs old. 👼🏾 RIP

  20. Sarah Ngugi says:

    Drop a like if you care about Mr. Bill Wither ⬇️if you don’t then 😭

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