Otis. 

Otis. 

February 23, 1968 ~ Otis Redding’s The Dock Of The Bay is released. The song was started on a houseboat in Sausalito, California in 1967 and finished in Memphis  — with the help of Booker T. and The M.G.’s guitarist Steve Cropper — just days before his death.

Released on the famous Stax label the song became the first to top the US charts after being released posthumously.

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