Otis Redding | This Day In Music

Written by on September 9, 2020

9 Sept 1941, born on this day, Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter, record producer. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival Redding wrote and recorded his iconic '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay' with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous No.1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous album to reach No.1 on the UK Albums Chart. Redding was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/stairway-to-he…/otis-redding/

Otis Redding | This Day In Music

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 Bay…


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