Christmas of 1967

I will never forget the Christmas season in 1967. My family was sitting around the Christmas tree when we heard on the radio the news of Otis Redding’s plane crash. The whole family cried because we knew our friend, Ronnie Caldwell, was on that plane and he was not listed as a survivor.

Here is a video of Otis Redding singing Respect. This was recorded the night before his death. Ronnie was a member of the original Bar Kays and is playing keyboards.

I can’t believe it has now been more than 40 years.