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Old 01-12-2014, 10:04 PM   #519
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The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper.. It was first recorded by Otis Redding in 1967, days before his death on December 10, 1967 in a plane crash in Wisconsin.. It was released posthumously on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.. It charted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart...

Although the weather was poor, with heavy rain and fog and despite warnings, the plane took off.. Four miles from their destination at Truax Field in Madison, the pilot radioed for permission to land. Shortly thereafter, the plane crashed into Lake Monona. Bar-Kays member Ben Cauley, the accident's only survivor,was sleeping shortly before the accident.. He woke just before impact to see bandmate Phalon Jones look out a window and exclaim, "Oh, no!" Cauley said the last thing he remembered before the crash was unbuckling his seat belt. He then found himself in frigid water, grasping a seat cushion to keep afloat.. A non-swimmer, he was unable to rescue the others..The cause of the crash was never determined.. James Brown claimed in his autobiography, The Godfather of Soul, that he had warned Redding not to fly in the plane..The Beechcraft Model 18, or "Twin Beech", as it is better known, is a six- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas..Redding's body was recovered the next day when the lake bed was searched.. The family postponed the funeral from December 15 to 18 so that more could attend..The song incorporates mimicked seagull whistles and sounds of the waves crashing on the shore... it wasn't for pizza and other fine Italian foods, there would be no happiness..Hobbes, I'm following you, but at the same time, I'm losing you...

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