Travel writer Bill Clevlen visited Macon, GA this spring, and wrote a wonderful piece on the legacy of Otis Redding for his website, Bill On The Road:
This year will mark 50 years since the tragic plane crash that killed legendary musician Otis Redding. Mr. Redding was just 26 years old in 1967 and already a superstar with smash hits like Try A Little Tenderness and Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay under his belt. Despite the abrupt ending a brilliant life and career – he still thrives here in his home town.
As Macon, Georgia gears up to celebrate the 75th birthday of its most famous son this September – I had the chance to visit with one of his children – daughter Karla Redding-Andrews. We met at the Otis Redding Foundation offices in downtown Macon to talk about her father’s legacy, childhood memories and how she and her Mom are working to help young musicians succeed the way her famous father did.
Read more HERE.
Bill also just wrapped up a radio piece. which you can listen to via his podcast played below, under “Macon.”