After leaving the Navy in 1965, he moved to LA to pursue a music career.
He worked as an assembler while making demos with his own money and playing club gigs.
When he returned with the song “Ain’t No Sunshine” in 1971, he refused to resign from his job because he believed the music business was a fickle industry.
He also cowrote this one.
I didn’t forget Lean On Me, it’s included here (19:35 mark).