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John Legend Crooning "Lean on Me" with Bill Withers & Stevie Wonder is Legendary

Legend, Withers, and Wonder sang the hit at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. 

By Jackie Manno

In 2015, The Voice Coach John Legend joined forces with two soul icons: Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder, to sing one of Withers' greatest hits: "Lean on Me." 

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During their performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, where Withers was inducted, Legend effortlessly played the piano and crooned in a rich tone. Wonder then jumped in, riffing away. Withers came onstage as the crowd went wild, and sang the chorus.

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What to know about "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

Released off of his 1972 album Still Bill, "Lean on Me" reached the number one position on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2021, Rolling Stone placed it on the 236 position on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. With a straightforward chord progression, the lyrics tell the importance of having a community during times of struggle. 

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