Otis Redding

Open September 9, 2011 - June 10, 2012 | Ahmet M. Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the life and music of Hall of Fame inductee Otis Redding with a spotlight exhibition in honor of what would have been Redding's 70th birthday on September 9th. 

In honor of Otis Redding’s legacy and to support the Rock Hall’s mission, his widow Zelma Redding will donate a portion of her husband’s papers to the Rock Hall’s new Library and Archives. These will include contracts, correspondence, photographs, receipts, and sheet music.  The Library and Archives will be the world’s preeminent research collection of written and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. It will open to the public in early 2012.

The Rock Hall's Otis Redding spotlight exhibit features more than 20 artifacts representing Redding's career.

Highlights include:
·    Promotional poster announcing the release of Otis Redding’s original version of “Respect,” 1965
·    Master tape box for the recording of “You Left the Water Running”
·    Sweater worn on stage

>Related blog post: Rock Hall celebrates Otis Redding's 70th birthday

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