I missed the news about Bill Withers passing away. A lot of times when I’m putting around I sing “Ain’t No Sunshine.” That and “Use Me” are probably in my Top-50 favorite songs of all time.
It was interesting to read that he was a 31-year-old factory worker making bathrooms for 747s when he wrote Ain’t No Sunshine.
He also intended to replace all of the “I know” lyrics with a third verse, but other musicians told him to leave it as it was. “I was this factory worker puttering around,” Withers said. “So when they said to leave it like that, I left it.”