The Biggest Legends Who Died Too Soon

Otis Redding

Dubbed ‘The King of Soul’, Otis Redding was a phenomenal talent who has had a long-lasting impact on the music industry. Born in Georgia in 1941, Redding began touring the South at the age of 17 — joining a group named the Pinetoppers. By 1964, Redding had released a handful of singles as well as his debut album Pain in My Heart. Tragically, on December 10, 1967, Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26. Shortly before the accident, Redding recorded his most iconic song — “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”. Posthumously, Redding won two Grammy Awards for the hit single and was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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