(redirected from Otis Redding)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A city of northern California on the Sacramento River south of Shasta Lake. Founded during the gold rush of the 1850s, it grew as a lumbering center and mountain resort.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Biography) Otis. 1941–67, US soul singer and songwriter. His recordings include "Respect" (1965), Dictionary of Soul (1966), and "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" (1968)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈrɛd ɪŋ)

a city in N California. 55,400.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Redding - a town in north central California on the Sacramento River
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
1967: The Monterey Pop Festival attracted thousands of hippies to watch stars including Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin.
Kerr James 12-year-old singer from Glasgow, performed Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Lil Icons Dance troupe ranging from 9-18 from Port Talbot, dress up as musical icons as part of their act.
The repertoire is made up of songs by Queen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Elton John, Otis Redding, ELO, Michael Buble plus songs from The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz, Jekyll and Hyde.
He's gearing up to release his latest album in 2019, 'Otis', which features covers of Otis Redding songs.
Covers being featured include All Saints performing The Police's Message In A Bottle, Jess Glynne's interpretation of Otis Redding's Hard To Handle and Ora's version of George Michael's Freedom.
01443 485934 MUSIC The Chicago Blues Brothers A high-octane, adrenalinpumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner and Cab Calloway.
In 1967, he performed at the Monterey Pop Festival alongside Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.
"I sang Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay on my television show in 1969 and I intend to sing it at this prom again!" He'll be joined on the night by Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Ruby Turner as well as Stax artists William Bell, Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.
1967: The Monterey Pop Festival attracted thousands to watch stars including Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and The Who.
The items include unreleased songs and concert films, handwritten lyrics, Dylan's poetry and even his 1966 wallet, which still holds Johnny Cash's address and a business card from Otis Redding. In a press release, Dylan said he was glad that his works would be housed alongside those of Woody Guthrie, one of his idols, and "especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American Nations.
The soundtrack includes music from Otis Redding, Mott The Hoople and Iggy Pop.