Otis Redding

1941 - 1967

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Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer and songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otis Redding has received more than 7,115,957 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Otis Redding is the 160th most popular singer (up from 175th in 2019), the 1,035th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,110th in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Singer.

Otis Redding is most famous for his song "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay."

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  • 47

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  • 4.83

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Among singers, Otis Redding ranks 160 out of 3,541Before him are Caterina Valente, Billy Joel, Ben E. King, Shakira, Suzi Quatro, and Manu Chao. After him are Susan Boyle, Thomas Anders, Astrud Gilberto, John Denver, Chester Bennington, and Bryan Ferry.

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Among people born in 1941, Otis Redding ranks 64Before him are Eric Burdon, Roberto Carlos, Linda McCartney, Franco Columbu, Toyo Ito, and Bobby Moore. After him are Robert Forster, Milan Kučan, Riccardo Muti, Jacques Perrin, Gérson, and Aimé Jacquet. Among people deceased in 1967, Otis Redding ranks 30Before him are Richard Kuhn, Jayne Mansfield, Brian Epstein, Hermann Joseph Muller, Luigi Tenco, and Robert van Gulik. After him are John Cockcroft, Violeta Parra, Héctor Scarone, Anthony Mann, Ejnar Hertzsprung, and Françoise Dorléac.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Otis Redding ranks 1,035 out of 15,968Before him are Chris Isaak (1956), John Foster Dulles (1888), William Miller (1782), Lionel Richie (1949), Dick Van Dyke (1925), and Pete Seeger (1919). After him are Elliott Gould (1938), Buck Henry (1930), Daniel Bell (1919), Anjelica Huston (1951), Irwin Shaw (1913), and Richard Barthelmess (1895).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Otis Redding ranks 51Before him are Gloria Gaynor (1947), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Billy Joel (1949), Ben E. King (1938), and Suzi Quatro (1950). After him are John Denver (1943), Chester Bennington (1976), Tony Bennett (1926), Al Jarreau (1940), Laura Branigan (1952), and Bill Withers (1938).

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