Otis Redding

  • Moved to Macon, Georgia when he was 2 years old.
  • An artist in the 1950s & 1960s, Redding was able to enter mainstream music culture appealing to a wide range of audiences.
  • Began his career by planning talent shows at Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia
  • In 1967, Redding played the Monterey Pop Festival
  • Known for hits like Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay, Try A Little Tenderness, Respect, & more.
  • Redding died in a plane crash in 1967 when he was 26 years old
  • The Otis Redding Foundation has a mini-museum & leads many philanthropic projects like music camps for children
  • A bronze statue of Redding with a guitar welcomes visitors to Macon at Gateway Park next to the Ocmulgee River.

Otis Redding

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