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Otis Redding, Singer, songwriter Died in 1967, at age 26, in a plane crash Scored big with R&B hits like "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Respect." Finally broke through to white audiences after closing 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Sarah Lois Vaughan (Mar 27, 1924 Apr 3, 1990): American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "One of the Most Wondrous Voices of 20th Century." Nicknamed "Sailor", "Sassy" & "The Divine One" Wikipedia