1957: Redding (b. Sept.9, 1941, Dawson, GA) leaves school in Macon, Georgia, to take a variety of day jobs, and sing in talent shows at every opportunity, frequently finding success with Little Richard imitation.
Oct.15, 1966: Complete And Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul is released and makes US #73 and UK #23 in January 1967 including his cover of Day Tripper which was recorded on Sept.13, 1966. US reference : VOLT LP 415. French STAX single 169.026, 1967.
Dec.10, 1967: En route to a concert in the Mid-West, the twin-engined chartered plane carrying him and his road band, The Bar-Kays, goes down in the icy waters of Lake Monoma, near Madison, WI. The only survivor is Memphis-born Ben Cauley - at 20, the oldest of The Bar-Kays. At Redding's funeral, the pall-bearers are fellow soul singers Joe Tex, Joe Simon, Johnnie Taylor, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, Don Covay and Sam Moore, of Sam and Dave.
3 CD box set is released by ATLANTIC in 1987 (Germany 7567-81762-2 / France CA 824.)