OTIS RAY REDDING, Jr. (Musician) BIRTH: September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, U.S.A. DEATH: December 19, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. CAUSE OF DEATH: Plane Crash CLAIM TO FAME: The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "These Arms of Mine," "Try a Little Tenderness" - Influenced Al Green, Toots Hibbert, Chris Robinson http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-singers-of-all-time-19691231/otis-redding-19691231
Today in Black History, 9/9/2013 - Otis Ray Redding, Jr.'s three recordings, “Shake” (1965), “Try a Little Tenderness,” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” were amongst The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. For more info, check out today's notes!