This year, we lost legendary composer and performer, Bill Withers, who passed away from a heart condition. He passed peacefully at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 81. Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a number of songs, is best known for the legendary song “Lean On Me,” but also wrote and performed such classics as “Lovely Day,” “Aint No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s hands.” Withers’ additional honors include multiple Million-aires citations from Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI); a Soul Train Hall of Fame award; two NAACP Image awards, induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, and a Clio award. In 2007, “Lean On Me” was enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the 2015 Class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and in 2017, he received the prestigious International award of the Ivor Novello Awards in England.