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Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul and rhythm and blues....Wikipedia

Age: 26 (age at death)
Born: 9th September, 1941, Dawson, Georgia
Died: 10th December, 1967, Madison, Wisconsin
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: (Sittin` on) the Dock of the Bay.

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The whistling at the end of "Dock of the Bay" was improvised on the spot by Redding because he forgot the words he had composed for the fade-out of the song (the song itself was written by Steve Cropper).


He was voted the 21st Greatest Rock `n` Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.

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