- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia native Bill Withers is among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Six of the 15 nominees for the hall’s Class of 2015 announced last week are on the ballot for the first time. Other new nominees include the punk trio Green Day, Sting and abrasive rockers Nine Inch Nails.

The Charleston Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1pkioOw) that 76-year-old Raleigh County-native Withers is best known for several R&B; and pop songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Those songs include “Ain’t No Sunshine,” ”Just the Two of Us,” and “Lean on Me.”

The selection of inductees will be determined by some 700 of the Rock Hall’s voting members. Results of the voting will be announced in December, with the induction planned for next April in Cleveland.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com


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