Wikipedia : This day (December 10, 1967), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Otis Redding, an American soul singer and songwriter.
Official Website : Born in Dawson, Ga., Otis Redding, Jr. and his family moved to Macon when he was five years old. At an early age he began his career as a singer and musician in the choir of the Vineville Baptist Church. ….
@allmusic : Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern deep soul — hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads….
@last.fm : Redding sang in the choir at church, and as a teenager won the talent show at the Douglass Theatre for 15 weeks in a row. His early influences were Little Richard and Sam Cooke
@Discogs : Legendary American soul singer/songwriter, producer and arranger whose best-known compositions include R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, born 9 September 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA and died on a plane crash 10 December 1967 near Madison, Wisconsin, USA.