In the mid-sixties, Otis Redding of Macon, Georgia, hit a nerve with Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.
Tragically, his musical career lasted only a few short years. Along with his fellow band members, he died in 1968 when his small plane crashed in a lake.
Redding left behind a huge musical legacy. In 2007 his widow Zelma established The Otis Redding Foundation, devoted to "progress through education," and "enlightenment through music."
In 2013, Lonely and Blue was released in Europe. The King of Soul box set is scheduled for release this February, in celebration of Black History month.