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RIP Bill Withers

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

With the recent loss of Bill Withers at the age of 81 today, I wanted one that isn’t heard as often as “Lean On Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

That brings in his 1977 song, “Lovely Day” from his ‘Menagerie’ album. It was released at the tail-end of 1977, becoming a Top 40 hit in 1978, peaking at #30 on the Hot 100.

Near the end of the song, Bill holds a note for 18 seconds, making it the second longest note sustained on a recorded record.