Singer and songwriter Otis Redding, 26, died in a plane crash on Dec. 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. Redding’s hit songs include “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” (1968) which was released after his death, and “In the Midnight Hour” (1965). Redding also wrote and recorded “Respect” (1965), which was later recorded by Aretha Franklin.