Emmett North Jr born in middletown,ohio a steel town not far from cincinnati and dayton june 5th,1947,use to watch 'American Bandstand' and became interested in music and started writing song poems in the 5th grade,use to sing in talent shows,introduced to the guitar at nine, after moving to dayton i started learning gospel and blues and traveled with gospel groups weekends performing churches in the midwest and south,after learning blues,soul and r&b i got more work,played my first club at 13 with blues singer 'Piney Brown',i had my first band at seventeen called 'The Twisters',played in the ISO in the army in germany,i had a band on post where i performed for the officers parties even called off guard duty and KP to perform with my band,i had german off post whom i also toured with when on leave.After returning home in started playing again in bands and was asked in 1974' to move to london to play with 'Heat Wave',it was too far from home,i moved to LA in february 1975 to audition and work for Bobby Womack after visiting Bobby's office his PR man told me Barry White was also looking for guitarist and his office was in the same building so i went to his office the band liked my personally,i auditioned for Barry's conductor and passed,i auditioned for Barry a week later was hired and two months later i was on tour in europe,my first meeting with Barry was at Soul Train before the show and also met Lee Ritenour at that time and the rest is history,i was with Barry White from 1975-1979 and from 1986-1990
If you have a dream,don;t give up or give in,be persistant and stay focused on
your goals or goals,never let anyone tell you no that you can't do it,it's
impossible! I've made things possible by never quitting especially if there's a
benefit in the end.