(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay is a song co-written and first performed by Otis Redding, with the co-writer Steve Cropper. It was released as a single in 1968. Its popularity increased after Redding died in an airplane crash not long after its release. In 1999, BMI named the song as the 6th-most performed song of the 20th century, with about six million performances. Steve Cropper (born October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ... See also: 1998 in music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music Events January 7 - After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...
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