10th Dec 1967, American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a pla…

Written by on December 10, 2017


10th Dec 1967, American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. Redding and his band had made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on the local ‘Upbeat’ television show the previous day. The plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison. Redding was killed in the crash along with members from the The Bar-Kays, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash. More on Otis Redding: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/sittin_on_the_dock_of_the_bay




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