We all remember Otis Redding singing his hit “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” back in the late 60s. Otis got his start as part of the southern chitlin’ circuit in the 60s. He was later signed to Stax Records and was a talent scout as well as a performer. A major turning point in his career came as he closed the Sat night performance of the Monterey Pop Festival. This performance introduced him to more main stream white audiences. He composed his hit “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” in Sausalito a short time later and recorded it just before his untimely death in a plane crash.
Chuy and Mel will be telling the story of Otis Redding on Fri 11 May from 2pm – 6pm. Listen in to hear the legacy of this great soul singer.