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Otis Redding was a legendary American singer.
He started out in music as a child singing in his church choir where he learnt to play both the guitar and piano. During that period Macon radio station WIBB offered him a great opportunity paying him 6 dollars every week for singing on the radio.
Best Known For
He is mostly recognized for his hit single (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay.
Otis was straight. 6 years before his death, he got married to Zelma Atwood after meeting her in 1960 at Ga.’s Douglass Theatre. Zelma recalls their connection beginning with an argument which later grew from a love story into a marriage. Though she was widowed at an early age, yet she tries as much as she can to protect his legacy. They had 4 kids together. (Source: salon.com, 18/08/2013)
Otis grew up in a Baptist church and was very devoted when he was young. Moreover his father was a Baptist minister. Though he sang in the choir at his young age, yet his religion at his later years before he died cannot be confirmed. Some sources say he considered his music his religion.
Worth to Know
Otis middle name was Ray.
An unfortunate and devastating plane crash claimed his life at the early age of 26.
After winning a talent show 15 consecutive times in his early career, he was, therefore, stopped from contesting in order to give an opportunity to others. (Source: axs.com, 18/03/2015)During the time he was in the Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers band, he was used as a driver instead of a band member but fate was on his side and he got a recording contract. (Source: smoothradio.com)