Redding Statue Unveiled

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A bronze bust of soul singer Otis Redding has been unveiled outside the Guitar Center at Hollywood's RockWalk. The late star's widow Zelma Redding and daughter Karla Redding-Andrews attended the ceremony on Friday (11May07), which was organised to honour all performers at 1967's Monterey International Pop Festival. The Mamas and the Papas singer Michelle Phillips - the only living member of the '60s folk-rock group - attended the 40th anniversary event. She says, "I'm a little overwhelmed that I'm really the only one here. I know that I can speak for all of us when I thank all of you very much for being here." Pianist and songwriter Al Kooper also attended the ceremony. The RockWalk was established in 1985 to honour musicians who have made a significant contribution to the history of music.


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