BILL WITHERS proved you didn’t have to be a prodigy to succeed.
At the age of 32 he heard a club manager bitching, “I’m paying Lou Rawls $2,000 a week and he can’t be on time. That got Withers thinking. Born in Slab fork WVA, a Navy veteran, and an aircraft worker he bought a cheap guitar and started learning a few chords and writing songs. 12 years later he created one of the all time great albums: Still Bill: featuring Ain’t no sunshine, Lean On Me, Use Me, Grandma’s hands, etc. It went #1 deservedly so.