Otis Redding’s son dies from cancer
Macon, Georgia –
Otis Redding III, the son of legendary 1960s soul singer and eponymous singer and guitarist, died of cancer at the age of 59, his family said Wednesday.
Redding was just three years old when her father, Otis Redding, died along with several band members in a plane crash on December 10, 1967. He recorded six albums for Readings in the 1980s.
“The family of Otis Redding III is heartbroken to confirm that he lost his battle with cancer last night. Macon Charity.
The Reddings’ singles “Remote Control” and “Call The Law” made it onto the Billboard music charts, but the Redding brothers never matched their father’s success. After the band recorded their last album in 1988, Redding continued to play and perform.
He was once hired as guitarist for soul singer Eddie Floyd for a European tour, and under his guidance the young Redding played “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” and other songs by his famous father comfortably. Now you can play.
“He said, ‘You can play guitar with me, but I have to sing some of your dad’s songs,'” Redding said during a 2018 interview with WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine. I remembered it in an interview. “I said, ‘Huh?
Redding worked with her family’s foundation to organize summer camps to teach music to children and served as president of a local Meals on Wheels chapter.
According to his website, he sings his father’s songs for audiences large and small, from appearing on stage at Carnegie Hall at the 2018 Otis Redding Tribute Concert to singing at weddings and private parties. Redding said he was grateful for the enduring legacy, even if it overshadowed his own efforts to make music.
“Even if I try hard to do my thing… it’s like singing one of your dad’s songs,” he told a Maine television station. I go ahead and do what people want and live with it, but I’m not under pressure, nor am I mentally pressured to beg for a record deal.”