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Song of the Week #156 – “My Girl”

Written by admin on July 1, 2013 – 9:11 pm -

The Temptations My Girl single

The Temptations’ “My Girl” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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“Otis Redding – Soul Ambassador” documentary

Written by admin on June 2, 2013 – 10:12 am -

BBC Four devoted a night to Otis Redding on Friday with the screening of the documentary “Otis Redding – Soul Ambassador” and concert film “Otis Redding & Friends: Stax Volt Revue ’67”.

The “Soul Ambassador” documentary follows Otis from his childhood in Georgia to his untimely death in 1968. Viewers are treated to home movies, rare and unseen performances, and interviews with Otis’ friends, family, bandmates and celebrity fans, including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Tom Jones and Bryan Ferry.

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Song of the Week #93 – “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

Written by admin on February 13, 2012 – 10:48 pm -

Otis Redding Otis Redding’s soulful love song “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Song of the Week #32 – “Dock of the Bay”

Written by admin on December 13, 2010 – 9:27 am -

Otis Redding’s biggest hit “Dock of the Bay” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Dock of the Bay” was released on single in January 1968, backed with “Sweet Lorene.” Otis had tragically died on December 10, 1967 in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin. This was the first posthumous release. The song also appeared on the album of the same name, which was released in February 1968.

Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

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The 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees

Written by admin on December 10, 2010 – 10:13 am -

The Beatles, Fats Domino, Otis Redding and Joan Baez are among the artists whose recordings will be entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Grammy Hall of Fame Award was established by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973. The aim was to “honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.” To date, 881 recordings have been inducted.

2011 Grammy Hall of Fame

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