Otis Redding Rank
About Otis Redding
Otis Redding, also known as the “King of Soul”, was an iconic American singer and songwriter widely regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time. He is remembered for a number of famous songs, including (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, Try a Little Tenderness and Respect. He died tragically at the young age of 26 in a plane crash in 1967.
He was married to Zelma Atwood from 1961 until his death in 1967. He fathered three children with Zelma.
He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989 and 1994.
He was posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
Investigators could never determine what caused the 1967 plane crash that claimed his life.
Otis Redding Rank
Otis Redding's Popularity
Otis Redding was a famous American singer-songwriter and producer, who was born on September 9, 1941. As a person born on this date, Otis Redding is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (September 9) and the 22nd most popular for the year (1941).
People born on September 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Otis Redding is the 530th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Otis Redding's birthday, Otis Redding is the 3536th most famous American.
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