Born in Dawson, Ga. At an early age, he began his career as a singer and musician in the choir of the Vineville Baptist Church. He attended Ballard Hudson High School and participated in the school band. As a teenager, he began to compete in the Douglass Theatre talent shows for the five-dollar prize. After winning 15 times straight, Otis was no longer allowed to compete.
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In the meantime, however, there was a television appearance to make in Cleveland, followed by a concert in Madison, Wisconsin. On its final approach to Madison on December 10, , however, the private plane carrying soul-music legend Otis Redding would crash into the frigid waters of a small lake three miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. In the six months leading up to his death, Otis Redding had gone from one great success to another. Later that same month, the adulation of the young audience of rock fans at the Monterey International Pop Festival had transformed him into an icon of the blossoming counterculture thanks to his blistering, now-legendary live performance there. But if Otis Redding was only beginning to gain momentum within the largely white mainstream in , he was already a giant in the world of soul music. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! On December 10, , a failed attack on Quebec and subsequent near-mutiny force the Massachusetts Bay Colony to issue the first paper currency in the history of the Western Hemisphere. France and Britain periodically attacked each other's North American colonies throughout the The Spanish-American War had its origins in the rebellion against Spanish rule that began in Cuba in The repressive measures that
T The Crown Prince of Soul is dead. Otis Redding , 26 years old, a former well-driller from Macon, Georgia, died in a plane crash in an icy Wisconsin lake on December It was his first tour in the private plane he had just purchased. His plane hit the surface of the fog-shrouded lake with tremendous force, widely scattering the debris. He was only four miles from the Madison Municipal Airport. On Tuesday, teams of divers were still dredging the bottom of the lake in a search for the bodies. One day he drove with a friend of his to Memphis for a recording session, cut two sides himself and was immediately a major talent. In terms of conventional success, Otis never made it into the top twenty of the national pop charts; others had much greater success with his material. In he proved himself to be a master of production he had a studio at his acre ranch outside of Macon and a writer whose material was not only suited to himself but to the entire medium. Otis was a man of music.
Redding was raised in Macon , Georgia , where he was deeply influenced by the subtle grace of Sam Cooke and the raw energy of Little Richard. When the group traveled to Memphis , Tennessee , to record at the famed Stax studios, Redding sang two songs of his own at the end of the session. Unabashedly emotional, he sang with overwhelming power and irresistible sincerity. As a composer, especially with his frequent partner Steve Cropper, he introduced a new sort of rhythm-and-blues line—lean, clean, and steely strong. He arranged his songs as he wrote them, singing horn and rhythm parts to the musicians and, in general, sculpting his total sound. That sound, the Stax signature, would resonate for decades to come.