Otis Redding

Otis Redding (HMNKF)

Location: Madison, WI 53716 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.326', W 89° 22.764'

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The King of the Soul Singers

— 1941 - 1967 —

This seating area is dedicated to honor the memory of Otis Redding, Jr., who lost his life in a plane crash in Lake Monona on December 10, 1967 while en route to a Madison engagement.

Known as the "King of the Soul Singers," Redding was acclaimed during his life in France and England as the world's top popular male singer. Four months after his death, he achieved his first American number one record with "Dock of the Bay."

On the morning of the flight to Madison, Redding had been warned of bad weather and was advised to postpone his trip. His loyalty to his Madison fans forced him to proceed. It was the only engagement of his career that he ever missed.

Otis Redding stands with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke in the first rank of American rhythm and blues singers.
Year Placed1987
Placed ByThe Otis Redding Memorial Fund
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 306282 N 4771569
Decimal Degrees43.07210000, -89.37940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.326', W 89° 22.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 19.56" N, 89° 22' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6935 Capital City Trail, Madison WI 53716, US
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