The Temptations, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Bessie Smith were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ob Jan. 18, 1989.
Founded in 1957, Stax Records was instrumental in the distribution and popularization of soul music. With legends like Otis Redding on the label, plenty of the releases made listeners snap their fingers, which made this the perfect logo.
These graphics invoke the essence of the music produced by their label.
The Throne sampled Otis Redding's knockout performance of "Try a Little Tenderness" for their summer smash last year.
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