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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Otis Redding
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"Otis Redding, often dubbed the "King of Soul", was a tremendously gifted singer whose life was cut way too short. This quiz will hopefully inspire those unfamiliar with his work to seek out the soulful sounds of the gifted Mr. Redding."
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Otis Redding was raised in the southeastern US town of Macon, Georgia. One of his idols was another local singing sensation from the same area. Which of these singers did Otis claim inspired him to pursue singing professionally?
Which artist was Otis Redding working with early in his career when he was given the chance to record one of his original songs titled "These Arms of Mine"?
Otis Redding was a fabulous songwriter, and many of his songs were actually made more famous by other singers. Which of these songs, one of the many signature hits from Aretha Franklin, was penned by Mr. Redding?
Chain of Fools
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Otis Redding could lend his stylings to any song, basically from any genre, and make it his own. Which of these tunes by The Rolling Stones did Mr. Redding record, changing the words to fit his interpretation of the song?
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Get Off of My Cloud
The Last Time
19th Nervous Breakdown
One of the more popular of Otis Redding's songs among the white audience was the duet he recorded titled "Tramp"? Which female vocalist did he perform this duet with?
Otis Redding's most notable song was "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". Which of the following statements below would be considered false in relation to this song?
The song was the first song ever to reach number one after the artist had passed away (the first posthumous hit by an artist).
The song would reach the top of both the Pop and R&B charts in the USA.
The song won two Grammy awards in 1968.
The song was originally written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but never recorded due to a contract dispute.
Otis Redding's song "Hard to Handle" has been made more recognizable to more recent audiences when it was recorded by which jam band?
The Allman Brothers
String Cheese Incident
The Black Crowes
Otis Redding's music was featured in a popular 1991 movie about the beginning and ending of a group of Irish misfits who merged together to form a soul band. What was the title of this movie?
Dance with Me
The Monterey Pop Festival was a concert event which occurred between June 16-18, 1967. Otis Redding was the final performer on day two of the event. In 1970, Reprise Records released a live performance album featuring two of the festival's artists. One was Otis Redding. Do you know the other?
Big Brother and Holding Company
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Grateful Dead
December 10, 1967 was truly a tragic day in the history of American music when Otis Redding perished when the plane carrying him and members of his backing band, The Bar-Kay's, crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. The band was en route from a performance the previous night. In which US city did Otis Redding make his last live performance before his plane crashed, an event which killed him along with six other men?
New York City, New York
Kansas City, Missouri
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Compiled Jun 28 12