Kori Withers Bio, Wiki
Kori Withers is the daughter of Bill Withers, an American former singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. The soul singer behind hits Ain’t No Sunshine and Lean On Me died from heart complications aged 81 on March 30th, 2020.
Kori Withers Parents
She is the daughter of Bill Withers and Marcia Johnson. Withers married Marcia Johnson in 1997. She has a sibling by the name Todd Withers. Her mother, Marcia is the direct management of Beverly Hills-based publishing companies, in which his children also became involved as they became adults.
Withers had said previously that he withdrew from music and public life in the 1980s in order to spend more time with his family. In a 2015 interview with Garden & Gun, he said that the decision was made when record executives pitched him ideas including covering Elvis Presley songs. Withers said, “Get the hell out of here. I got tired of it. Most of my dreams came true and some of my nightmares, too. I had a pretty good run. And by then I had a family and some kids, so I went about trying to do a good job at that. Without even thinking about it, I just went ahead with my life.”
Kori Withers Education
Kori received her degree in English from Columbia University and a Master of Fine Arts from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Kori Withers Music
Kori Withers like his father follows in her father’s musical career. Most fans of Bill Withers probably have not heard the music of his daughter’s music. The talented songstress takes her legacy head-on with her new single, an interpretation of her father’s classic number, “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
As Kori says, “I always fantasized about going to New York to find my voice.” The disc was produced by Grammy-winner Scott Jacoby at his Eusonia Studios in Manhattan.
Kori Withers Husband (Adam)
Kori is already married to Adam. The couple celebrated their nuptials in 2019. Kori and Adam first met at Columbia University in the fall of 1997, and twenty years later, they fell in love!
During their wedding ceremony, Kori performed her wedding vows to Adam in the form of a heartfelt song, and another emotional moment was watching Mr. Withers walk Kori down the aisle. The wedding was held at The London West Hollywood, located right off the Sunset Strip with spectacular views of the Los Angeles skyline.
You can view their wedding photos here.
Who is Bill Withers? His Death & Cause
William Harrison Withers Jr. was born on July 4th, 1938. He is a former singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Bill recorded several major hits, including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Use Me”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day”, and “Grandma’s Hands”. Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
He died from heart complications aged 81 on March 30th, 2020. The singer died on Monday in Los Angeles, the family told the Associated Press.
They described him in a statement as a “solitary man with a heart-driven to connect to the world”. “He spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other,” the statement said.
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