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 recording history lasted a mere five years, from 1962 until 1967, but established him as perhaps the greatest soul singer of all time. His career was cut so short that he was never even able to enjoy the success of his most popular tune, 1968's ‘(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay,’ a song that Redding so perfectly transformed into a work of pop art that most artists still won't dare to attempt it. ~ Musicianguide: Otis Redding ~ retrieved August 21, 2013 © Musicianguide

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Otis Redding ~ Ranked #4 Q Magazine 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time in 2007.

Otis Redding ~ Otis Blue (1966) ~ Ranked #81 VH-1 R&R's All Time Top 100 Albums in 1999.

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