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Influences on Otis Redding
Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
Otis Redding's greatest influence was another Macon, Georgia, resident: Little Richard.
Influenced by Otis Redding
Dozens of artists have explicitly acknowledged the influence of Otis Redding on their work or paid tribute to his importance by covering his songs. These include The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Willie Nelson, Al Green, Arthur Conley, The Black Crowes, The Righteous Brothers, Pearl Jam, John Mayer, Christine Aguilera, Etta James, Rod Stewart, Michael Bolton, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson and Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals.