Otis Redding, singer
birth name: Otis Ray Redding, Jr.

Otis Redding

September 9, 1941 Dawson, GA ~ December 10, 1967 in Madison, WI

Otis Redding's grainy voice and galvanizing stage shows made him one of the greatest soul singers of all time. At the time of his death, he was being hailed as the King of Southern Soul and was making his first significant impact on the pop audience after years as a favorite among blacks. Redding's songs have been covered by numerous artists: Aretha Franklin recorded the definitive version of ‘Respect,’ taking it to Number One in 1967; more than two decades later, the Black Crowes scored a hit with Redding's ‘Hard to Handle.’ ~ Rolling Stone: Otis Redding ~ retrieved August 21, 2013 © Rolling Stone

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September 9, 1978 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Foreigner, Hot Blooded ~ #2 (2) Commodores, Three Times A Lady ~ #1 (3) A Taste Of Honey, Boogie Oogie Oogie


Otis Redding ~ Awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

Otis Redding ~ Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay ~ Ranked #22 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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