Withers is the man who wrote songs like Aint No Sunshine, Lean On Me and Just The Two Of Us and while he isnt writing as much these days, hes proud that people have found a use for my music over the years. More so now than when they were new.
As a result, Withers is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, along with fellow songsmiths like John Fogerty and Isaac Hayes.
And the 66-year-old is still writing songs including a recent collaboration with Jimmy Buffett.
Although Withers doesnt analyze how he composes tunes, he admits that one of the reasons for his success is that he never learned to read or write music and only knows enough guitar to get the idea across to the musicians.
He says thats a strength because, as he puts it, Most songs that people remember are seldom written by virtuosos.
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