The Life and Legacy of Otis Redding

May 19, 2018

Fans and critics alike regard Otis Redding as one of the greatest musical artists of all time. The "Sittin' On the Dock Of the Bay" singer died in 1967 at the age of 26 when a private plane he was on crashed in Wisconsin. However, his legacy as a passionate African American performer during the civil rights movement continues to have relevance in the age of Black Lives Matter. 

On today's show we speak with Jonathan Gould, who wrote an extensively researched biography on the soul singer. Join us as we explore Redding's music, road to worldwide success and early death.

Guest:

Jonathan Gould, author, "Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life"