Wednesday July 4th: BILL WITHERS
Happy Birthday to soul legend Bill Withers!
Born July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Withers was the youngest of six children. After a nine-year stint in the Navy, Withers moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career in 1967. He recorded demos at night while working at the Boeing aircraft company where he made toilet seats. His recording career began after being introduced to Clarence Avant, president of Sussex Records.