Tribute to Otis Redding

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Hail Mi Irieites,

Today’s tribute to Otis Redding (March 11th 1968) is the 45th anniversary since the soul singer posthumously received a Gold record for the single “The Dock of the Bay,” a song that he recorded 3 days before being killed in a plane crash. The crash took place on his way to a show in Wisconsin on December 10th 1967.

Since then “Dock of the Bay” became the first posthumous record to hit the US Billboard Charts. The album of the same name was also well acclaimed in the UK charts upon release in 1968.

A Bless up to greatness…

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