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Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Dawson and later moved to Macon, he began touring with blues guitarist Johnny Jenkins and served as the lead singer in the band “Otis Redding and The Pinetoppers.“ He signed a contract with recording label Stax Records and released his debut album Pain in My Heart. This album produced several successful singles, including “These Arms of Mine,“ which peaked at number 20 on the R&B Billboard chart and at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although he wasn’t very successful among white audiences in the United States, his concerts in Europe established the opposite. His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was one of his last big... Read on...

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