Otis Redding

Otis Redding

The King of Soul and Stax Records' greatest icon.

Founded

September 9, 1942 in Dawson, Georgia

Full Name

Date of Birth

September 9, 1942 in Dawson, Georgia

Still Alive

Date of Death

December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin

Otis Redding performing.
Otis Redding performing.

About The artist

“The simplest way I would put it is that Otis was one of the greatest singers of the greatest generation of African American singers that we’ve ever had in this country, and that’s saying a lot.”
Jonathan Gould, author of “Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.”

Did you know...

Otis got his start as a professional musician as a member of Little Richard's backing band, The Upsetters.

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