SoulTracks Look Back: The Day the Music Died

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    We often like to look back at great events in the history of soul music, but today we look back at one of music's darkest days: December 10, 1967, when a small plane headed to Wisconsin crashed in the water, killing legendary singer Otis Redding and several members of his young backing group, The Bar-Kays.

    Watch this riveting video, courtesy of our friends at TV One's "Unsung," that replays that day with the crash's one survivor, Bar-Kays trumpeter Ben Cauley, and by bassist James Alexander, who took a commercial flight that day because there wasn't room in the private plane.

    More than 40 years later, we remember these brilliant musicians lost that day.

    We often like to look back at great events in the history of soul music, but today we look back at one of music's darkest days: December 10, 1967, when a small plane headed to Wisconsin crashed in the water, killing legendary singer Otis Redding and several members of his young backing group, The Bar-Kays.

    Watch this riveting video, courtesy of our friends at TV One's "Unsung," that replays that day with the crash's one survivor, Bar-Kays trumpeter Ben Cauley, and by bassist James Alexander, who took a commercial flight that day because there wasn't room in the private plane.

    More than 40 years later, we remember these brilliant musicians lost that day.

     
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