Today marks 45 years since Otis Redding's plane crashed, killing him and his band, the Bar Kays: Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Only their trumpet player Ben Cauley survived.
Otis is by far my favorite vocalist. His voice carried so much emotion in it, you can't help but be moved by him.
So remember, when life is playing rough, just try a little tenderness.