Otis Redding

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by Otis Redding

Biography

9 September 1941, Dawson, Georgia, USA, d. 10 December 1967, Lake Monona, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The son of a Baptist minister with the same name, Redding assimilated gospel music during his childhood and soon became interested in jump blues and R&B. After resettling in Macon, he became infatuated with local luminary Little Richard and began singing on a full-time basis. A high-school friend and booking agent, Phil Walden (b. Philip Michael Walden, 11 January 1940, Greenville, South... Read more

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soul
rhythm and blues
blues
60s
oldies
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