Happy Birthday Otis Redding: Performing Live In Cleveland in 1967
Watch some of the last moments of Otis Redding's life.
Beloved soul singer Otis Redding was born near Macon, Georgia on this date in 1941. He was only 26-years-old when he died in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin in December 1967. Redding’s voice defines soul music, transcends cultures and generations and is truly among the most revered and respected of all-time. Redding’s talents remain the pinnacle of vocal excellence more than a half-century since his tragic death.
Redding performed in Cleveland on December 9, 1967 — the day before the tragic plane crash — holding a concert a Leo’s Casino. Earlier in the day, Redding appeared on the local Cleveland station WEWS-TV’s program Upbeat. In what would be his final televised performance, Redding sang his original “Respect,” which would become a massive hit for Aretha Franklin. Redding also teamed with Mitch Ryder for a rendition of “Knock On Wood.”
Watch some of the last moments of Otis Redding’s life in the pair of clips below:
Knock On Wood
[Originally Published: September 9, 2018]