July 1972 – Lean On Me by Bill Withers

July 1972 – a song popular in this month – Lean On Me by Bill Withers

This song has a very broad appeal, as people from just about any background can relate to the lyrics. It was a hit on a variety of formats and did well all over the US and throughout much of the world.

Interesting facts about Lean On Me & Bill Withers

Withers did not record his first song until he was 32 years old. He was in the US Navy for 9 years, then worked at a factory making parts for airplanes.

A dance version was a US #1 hit for Club Nouveau in 1987. It has also been covered by Tina Turner, Tom Jones and Al Green.

Withers was born on the Fourth of July, 1938. He was the youngest of six children.

Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and Keith Urban performed a downbeat, emotional version of this song on the charity telethon, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, which was held on January 22, 2010.

When Withers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, Stevie Wonder (who gave the induction speech and John Legend performed this song). Withers appeared midway through the song and joined in, marking his first high-profile performance since he left the industry in the ’80s.

This information was provided by Songfacts.com

23 thoughts on “July 1972 – Lean On Me by Bill Withers

  1. I am so happy that you were able to go and enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and visit your favorite Casino….what a great little get away….I am so happy that I found you on WP….I won’t be going anywhere my friend….I may miss a few days but I am like a bad penny…I will just keep coming back….hope this finds you doing well and getting ready for Christmas…like it or not, its coming sooner than we think…. and yes you guys are lucky to get the movies at a great rate with discounted goodies….I can’t watch a movie without popcorn….the movie theaters in Santa Rosa give free popcorn refills but not sodas….I always sneak in bottled water…LOL happy day to you, Gary and Roxy…xxkat

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  2. Aww that is such a nice song 🙂 I haven’t heard it in awhile, but always touches my heart. I was thinking of you yesterday being at the casino, how was it? and I am sure you had a great day. Safe travels back home. Hugs 🙂

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