7th Dec 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock…

Written by on December 7, 2017


7th Dec 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn’t see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title ‘Dock of the Bay’, on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California a short time after his appearance at The Monterey pop festival. Redding’s familiar whistling, heard before the song’s fade was the singer fooling around, he had intended to return to the studio at a later date to add words in place of the whistling. More on Otis here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/sittin_on_the_dock_of_the_bay




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