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Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

Bill Withers poses in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, June 21, 2006. The 67-year-old singer-songwriter will b
Bill Withers poses in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, June 21, 2006. The 67-year-old singer-songwriter will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Monday for his musical contributions. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

On a clear day, you can see the Staples Center from Bill Withers' house, which sits high in the hills above West Hollywood. Today, in about two hours, the Los Angeles basketball arena will host the Grammy Awards; every once in a while, a limo will rush through Withers' neighborhood, on its way to the event. But the 76-year-old Withers could not be less interested.

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