Otis Redding(Otis Ray Redding Jr) was born on 9th September 1941, and by the age of 18 was already touring. Redding was very successful as a soul singer and a songwriter, much of his popularity coming after his death in a plane crash, along with most of his band The Bar Keys on 9th Dec 1967.
During his brief career he recorded a large number of songs and was internationally successful particularly in USA and UK. His most remembered hits being "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Dock of The Bay" (released after his death). Redding albums include "Pain in My Heart", "Otis Blue", "The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads", "Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul", "The Soul Album", "King & Queen", "The History of Otis Redding" and "Live in Europe". Redding released the majority of his albums on Volt, Stax, Rhino, Atco and Sundazed.
Redding was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
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