Sept. 9, 1941-Dec. 10, 1967
One of the greats of 60's R&B. I wore out every Otis Redding record that I ever had and I had all of them. A voice so soulful and rich it was amazing that it came from a performer who was in his mid-20's. His posthumous release, "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" was his biggest hit, but the earlier stuff is the real R&B gold. One of a kind.
From a common rock star death. Small plane crash on the way to a gig.
This video is from the 1966 Stax-Volt European tour. Yes, that is Booker T. on organ, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums, Duck Dunn on bass and Steve Cropper on guitar. The horn section is the Mar-Keys. This is rock history, young'ns.