One of the greatest soul songs of all time celebrates its 50th anniversary of hitting #1 on the charts! Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of March 15, 1968.
Here are a few things you may not have known about this classic song:
- Otis died in a plane crash three days after the song was recorded (December 1967)
- The song was unfinished when the demo was recorded and the last verse is whistled because it had not been written yet
- Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s were the backing band on this track
- The song won a 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Performance