American singer-songwriter and producer who sang soul and blues songs like "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay."
He is considered the King of Soul and influenced many groups such as The Beatles, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin.
His music was influenced by Sam Cooke.
He sang for the Macon radio station WIBB every Sunday for six dollars. He had his own band called Otis and the Shooters.
He married Zelma Atwood on August 17, 1961 and they had four children together.