This is excerpted from an email I just wrote to my friend who was standing in line with me to see Otis Redding, only 54 years ago tonight, when they came out and announced his death in Lake Monona only a few miles away.
This is clearly what we expected on Dec 10, 1967, only 54 years ago today, but tragically never happened! A surreal blast from the past!
I recently stumbled onto a RollingStone article about the writing and recording of "Dock of the Bay" that has much more detail than most want, but I red it anyway. I would have sent you quotes from the lynx but I exhausted my free access before the paywall blocked me.