Singer-songwriter Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941, in Dawson, Georgia. He was discovered after recording “These Arms of Mine.” Known for his sincere emotional delivery, Redding became the voice of soul music. As his career was taking off, he died in a plane crash on December 10, 1967. The song “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” became his first and only No. 1 hit in 1968.