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Otis Redding
Otis Redding
Origin: Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
Born: 9.9.1941 Died: 10.12.1967 (aged 26) 
Years active: 1960 – 1967

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an influential American deep soul singer, best known for his passionate
Delivery and posthumous hit single, "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay."
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989) website,
Redding's name is "synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience
In America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky,
Secular testifying."