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    Otis Redding (1941-67) was an American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger & talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul music and rhythm & blues, and one of the greatest singers in popular music.

  • Lydia Moss

    Otis Redding. . .hometown music icon.

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    Otis Redding [1941-1967] 1/21/67 Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers: Style: GQ Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis

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    soul singer Otis Redding waiting backstage at Hunter College in New York City in January 1967.

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Otis Redding, a dynamic performer and songwriter, was only 26 when he died in a plane crash on Dec. 10, 1967.

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Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul music and rhythm and blues (R), and one of the greatest singers in popular music. His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R that formed the basis of the Stax Sound. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop

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I'd be the moon when the sun goes down, just to let you know that I'm still around :)

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!