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Otis Redding

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Dawson, GA
Death Date
Dec 10, 1967 (26)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Dawson, GA
Death Date
Dec 10, 1967 (26)

About

Soul and blues singer-songwriter and producer best known for the song "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay." Released after his death, it became the first single to posthumously top the Billboard 100.

Before Fame

He sang for the Macon radio station WIBB every Sunday for six dollars. He had his own band called Otis and the Shooters.

Trivia

He is considered the King of Soul and influenced many groups, such as The Beatles, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin.

Family Life

He married Zelma Atwood on August 17, 1961, and they had four children together.

Associated With

He co-wrote "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper, who also played guitar on the track.