Been listening to and watching as much as I can of Otis Redding lately; can't help but wonder what might've happened had he lived.... ...would his musical style have changed greatly? Most of his colleagues at Stax/Volt hated Dock of the Bay.... ...would Atlantic Records have sold out so soon after his death to Warner/Seven Arts, taking the Stax/Volt catalog with them? What might this have done to the record industry? Would there have been a WEA? ...would Stax/Volt have overtaken Motown in 1968? Rolling Stone thought so.... ...would he have recorded "Mr. Soul," or was that just a yarn of Neil Young's? It was the perfect song title for Otis, without a doubt! ...what would have changed in the careers of Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes and Arthur Conley, let alone the Bar-Kays, who were the up-and-coming house band at Stax/Volt? ...such a tragic ending for such a wonderfully talented man, and it's compounded by the loss of four of the Bar-Kays. It's almost heartbreaking to see the YouTube clips of them on TV in Cleveland on 12/9/67, and to realize at all of 26 years old Otis is the oldest, and for five of them it's their last full day on earth.