Often called the "King of Soul", Otis, who was born in the town of Dawson, Georgia, is renowned for the strong emotion he evoked through his singing voice.
Otis Ray Redding, Jr., was only 26 when he died on December 9, 1967, along with four members of his backup band, The Bar-Kays, when his Beechcraft 18 airplane crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin after a performance in Cleveland. He died one month before his biggest hit, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," was released.
Some of his hits were "Try A Little Tenderness," "(I Can`t Get No) Satisfaction," "Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)," "Bring It On Home To Me" (with Carla Thomas and "I Can`t Turn You Loose." He co-wrote the hit, "I've Been Loving You Too Long" with Jerry Butler of The Impressions.