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Otis Redding

Otis Redding in December 1967
Background information
Birth name Otis Ray Redding, Jr.
Also known as The Big O[1]
The Mad Man from Macon[1]
Rockhouse Redding[2]
The King of Soul
Born (1941-09-09)September 9, 1941
Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
Died December 10, 1967(1967-12-10) (aged 26)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres

Soul
R&B

Occupation(s)

Singer-songwriter
musician

Instruments

Vocals

Years active 1958–1967
Labels

Stax
Volt
Atco
Rhino
Sundazed

Associated acts

The Upsetters
The Pinetoppers
Booker T. & the M.G.’s
The Bar-Kays
Carla Thomas

Website otisredding.com

As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows. I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn't let me go on any more. Whatever success I had was through the help of the good Lord.
Otis Redding
I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.
Otis Redding
If you want to be a singer, you've got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can't be a well driller, too. You've got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.
Otis Redding
If I were to leave the U.S., I'd live in England. But I'd never leave the U.S. I own a 400-acre farm in Macon, Georgia. I raise cattle and hogs. I own horses, too. I love horses as much as singing. I like to hunt on horseback.
Otis Redding