Saturday, June 12, 2010
Otis Redding displayed his renowned passion and intensity during a performance of "Try A Little Tenderness" on a European tour in 1967. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, Redding was an iconic force in soul music. Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist, stated, “Otis would come in, and he’d just bring everybody up. You wanted to play with Otis. He brought out the best in you.” Following Redding's tragic death at age 26 in a plane crash on December 10, 1967, his greatest hit, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," was released in 1968.