Otis Redding

Singer/Songwriter Otis Redding was a singer/songwriter of the 1960s who was part of the Memphis-based Stax Records soul movement.  His career was beginning to show signs of growth after he recorded "These Arms of Mine" in 1962.  He later hit upon "Mr. Pitiful," and "I've Been Loving You Too Long," and "Respect," which Aretha Franklin spun into a smash.  In 1967, he and all but one member of his band, the Bar-Kays, were killed in a plane accident.  He is most known for his posthumously released "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay," which became his first No. 1.

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