Dock

22nd June 1968, The Otis Redding album Dock Of The Bay went to No.1 in the UK. The posthumously released album, and his sixth studio album contained a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit (Sittin’ On The Dock) Of The Bay. More […]

On May 6, 1937, The Hindenburg airship crashed while trying to land / dock in New Jersey. 36 people lost their lives in the disaster. Years later, a photograph from this crash was used as the cover art for Led Zeppelin’s first album. You thought it looked familiar didn’t you? 81 years ago today. Read […]

16th March 1968, The posthumously released Otis Redding single ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart, (a No.3 hit the UK). Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song. ‘Sittin’ On The Dock Of The […]

21st February 1968, Otis Redding had his first entry on the UK singles chart when ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ entered the chart, it went on to be a No.3 hit. The song became the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. More on Otis here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/sittin_on_the_dock_of_the_bay Sittin’ On The […]

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 […]


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