Australian singles chart:
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay entered the Kent charts on 30 March 1968 and peaked at #10. The song was #69 on the Top 100 of 1968.
The song is on The Dock of the Bay which entered the Kent album charts on 20 July 1968 and peaked at #8.
Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
Record label of Australian release:
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay was co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Sittin’_On)_The_Dock_of_the_Bay
Steve Cropper said: “If you listen to the songs I wrote with Otis, most of the lyrics are about him. He didn’t usually write about himself, but I did. Mr. Pitiful and Sad Song Fa-Fa, they were about Otis’ life. Dock Of The Bay was exactly that: ‘I left my home in Georgia, headed for the Frisco Bay’ was all about him going out to San Francisco to perform.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/otis-redding/sittin-on-the-dock-of-the-bay
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