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Otis Redding & Friends (76th Birthday Concert) – Featuring Johnny G & The E Types

In September, music lovers around the world will celebrate the 76th birthday of one of modern music’s most prolific and soulful entertainers, “King Of Soul” Otis Redding.

On September 2nd, some of Sydney’s finest musicians pay tribute to the sweet soul music of Otis Redding with a series of concerts. Come and experience his soul classics performed by Sydney’s finest and authentic soul band, Johnny G & the E Types featuring special guest vocalists Sam “Soul Man” Bennett, “The Reverend” Carl Fidler and the E Types horn section.

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Just some of the many Otis Redding soul classic hits performed at this series of concerts include Sitting on the dock of the bay, Hard to handle, Mr Pitiful, These Arms of mine, Try a little tenderness, Love Man, Shake, Security, I can’t turn you loose, Pain in my heart, I’ve been loving you too long, Respect…. plus much more soul.

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer. Often called the “King of Soul”, he is renowned for an ability to convey strong emotion through his voice.[ According to the website of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989), Redding’s name is “synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.” In addition, rock critic Jon Landau said in 1967, “Otis Redding is rock & roll”. Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26, one month before his biggest hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, was released.