Today (September 9th) marks what would have been the legendary Otis Redding's 80th birthday. Born in Dawson, Georgia, Redding recorded for the historic Stax label and was one of the most significant artists of the 1960's.
The Otis Redding Museum in Macon, Georgia will unveil a new collection of memorabilia chronicling Redding’s life, legacy, and influences on the world with handwritten notes, unseen photos, and more. For more info, log on to: https://otisreddingfoundation.org/
Initially a singer in guitarist Johnny Jenkins' band, Redding scored his first solo hit with “These Arms Of Mine.” He hit his stride as a solo performer in the mid-'60s with hits like “I Can't Turn You Loose,” “I've Been Loving You Too Long,” and “Tramp,” a duet with his labelmate Carla Thomas.