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Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Otis Redding


Read More About It

"Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness" by Geoff Brown

"Otis: The Otis Redding Story" by Scott Freeman


Vocabulary:

twin-engine
backup


Interesting Fact:

Redding's best known hit, "Dock of the Bay," was recorded three days before his death.


Study Questions:

  • What type of music did Otis Redding perform?
  • What did the investigators say caused the crash?
  • What other musicians have been killed in airplane accidents?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Otis Redding:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 10:

    1869: Women are allowed to vote in the Wyoming Territory.
    1906: President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1958: The first domestic passenger jet flight in the U.S. occurs.



  • December 10

    December 10, 1967: A twin-engine Beechcraft airplane carrying musician Otis Redding and his backup band crashes into Lake Monona in Madison on a foggy afternoon, killing Redding and six others. Redding and his band, the Bar-Kays, were scheduled to play two shows that night at The Factory, a club in downtown Madison.


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