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Iconic Print of Otis Redding
All illustrations are printed on high quality 250gsm smooth art paper for the premium finish.
Available print sizes :
A4 Art Print : 21cm x 29.7cm (frame not included)
A3 Art Print : 29.7cm x 42cm (frame not included)
A2 Art Print : 42cm x 59.4cm (frame not included)
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Our iconic illustrations are also available framed in sizes A4 and A3.
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A Brief History Of Otis Redding
The good die young, they say, and it’s definitely what they say whenever the name Otis Redding is mentioned.
Born in the small town of Dawson, Georgia, Otis got his first real break touring around the Southern states of America on the chitlin’ circuit. Early on, he was thought to be a carbon copy of one his major influences growing up, Little Richard. It wasn’t until he made the sidestep into ballad territory – particularly ‘These Arms Of Mine’ – that the bigger labels started clocking on that they had an original on their hands.
His live slot at the famed Monterey Festival in 1967 is probably the most scintillating recorded performance of any soul artist on any stage the world has ever seen. If it wasn’t for Jimi Hendrix’s infamous behaviour and the whole sacrificial guitar burning thing, Otis would’ve stolen the show, rattling through the emotions with hit after hit after hit.
You’ve gotta question who was the most on fire that night. Strange to think that it was only a matter of months after this defining show that Otis, along with most of his backing band The Bar-Kays, tragically lost their lives.
Flying between gigs on a stormy December night, their plane lost control and crashed into Lake Monona in Wisconsin. The crash happened just three days after they recorded ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’, which went on to become the first posthumous number one single in US chart history.
Give it up for Otis Redding – the one who put the shake in your soup and the shiver down your spine.