Otis Redding was a great singer/songwriter from Georgia who died in 1967 in a plane crash at the age of 26. Just four days before this tragedy, he recorded the song that went to number one on the charts: "Sittin' OnThe Dock of the Bay".
Otis Redding was discovered after recording "These Arms Of Mine", a song that he wrote himself. The band at the Sunflower Festival played this song last year and spoke about the great Otis Redding. The song was so good, I just had to search out Otis Redding singing it... I have it here for you. No fancy gimmicks, no flashy costumes, just pure heart-felt, soulful talent. Enjoy.
I am sorry that we will not have the Sunflower Festival this year, I will miss it!
My Dad loves music too, he told me one year that if I couldn't find him that he would be next to the bandstand... or in his words, "if you cain't find me, I'll be where the music is!"