50 Years ago …

Nummer 1 of the American Hot 100 Billboard Charts (March 16 – April 12, 1968)
Otis Redding: “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay”

USA 16.6.1993

The song “Sittin ‘On The Dock Of The Bay” was jointly written by Otis Redding (*9.9.1941; +10.12.1967) and guitarist Steve Cropper and recorded 1967, just a few days before Otis Redding died. The single is the first one that posthumous reached No. 1 on the US Hot 100 Billboard charts. The song has received numerous awards and is one of the 100 “Most important American musical works of the 20th century”.