IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO- THE #1 SONGS OF 1968– MARCH 16, 23, 30 & APRIL 6–[SITTIN’ ON] THE DOCK OF THE BAY- OTIS REDDING

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The 5th #1 song of 1968 is the first great one to hold down that spot in the year. Otis Redding’s classic “{Sittin’ On} The Dock Of The Bay” which held down the #1 spot for four weeks in a row from March 16th until it fell out on April 13th.

{Sittin’ On} The Dock Of The Bay was written by Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper.  The song was recorded shortly before Redding’s tragic death in December 1967. Redding was inspired to write it in August 1967 while sitting on a rented houseboat in California. The song was later completed with Cropper. Dock Of The Bay would become Redding’s biggest hit and an enduring one. I don’t know I’ve probably heard it a thousand times over the years and this is a song that I never tire of- it sounds as fresh to my ears today as it did the first time. Not only one of the greatest songs of 1968 but of all times.

 

 

 

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