OTIS REDDING Biography - Musicians


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Name: Otis Redding                                                                     
Born: 9 September 1941 Dawson, Georgia, U.S.                                           
Died: 10 December 1967 Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.                                       
Genre(s): Deep soul, Southern soul, Soul                                               
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter                                                       
Instrument: Vocals                                                                     
Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 - December 10, 1967) was an influential       
American deep soul singer, best known for his passionate delivery and posthumous       
hit single, "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." According to the Rock and Roll         
Hall of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989) website, Redding's name is "synonymous   
with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America           
through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky,           
secular testifying."