Song of the Day Jan 7

January 7, 2024

This month I’m focusing on some great hits from the 60s.

Today our song is:  (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. Redding recorded it twice in 1967, including just three days before his death in a plane crash on December 10, 1967. It was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous #1 single in the US. It reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics in August, 1967 while staying on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song in Memphis with Cropper, a Stax producer and the guitarist for Booker T. & the M.G.'s. It features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.



  1. Another fab song. He died too young and I have a book showing him being taken out of the sad.


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