Otis Redding

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Otis Redding
Otis Redding
Otis Redding in January 1967
Background info
Full name Otis Ray Redding, Jr.
Also known as
  • The Big O
  • The Mad Man from Macon
  • Rockhouse Redding
  • The King of Soul
Birthday/Birthplace (1941-09-09)September 9, 1941
Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
Deceased December 10, 1967(1967-12-10)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • Soul
  • R&B
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
Active Years 1958–1967
Record Labels
  • Stax
  • Volt
  • Atco
  • Rhino
  • Sundazed
Worked with
  • The Upsetters
  • The Pinetoppers
  • Booker T. & the M.G.’s
  • The Bar-Kays
  • Carla Thomas
Official Website otisredding.com

Otis Redding Short Bio

Otis Ray Redding Jr. (Dawson, Georgia, September 9, 1941 – Madison, Wisconsin, December 10, 1967) was a soul singer, nicknamed “King Of Soul,” ( title he shares with Sam Cooke) in recognition of his ability to convey emotions through his voice. According to the Rock Hall of Fame website (where it was included in 1989) the name of Redding is “synonymous with Soul, music derived from the African-American experience and the transformation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky secular » Also the rock critic Jon Landau said in 1967 «Otis Redding is Rock and roll». Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26 and met his biggest success posthumously with the theme Sittin ‘on the dock of the bay, relaunched a month later. He was also known for forming a duo with Carla Thomas.

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