Otis Redding's family hosts a concert in honour of the late star's 81st birthday

'I've been loving you too long' hitmaker, Otis Redding, will be remembered with a special concert which will take place at his home town. 

Otis Redding
Otis Redding/ YouTube screenshot

American singer and songwriter Otis Redding was born on 9 September  in 1941. 

The R&B/Soul legend died on 10 December 1967. 

To celebrate his legacy, the Otis Redding Foundation have announced a concert in honour of his life. 

The concert, which is scheduled to take place between 9 and 10 September, will be held at Redding’s hometown, Macon.

It is aimed at raising funds for the future Otis Redding Center for the Arts.

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Wabe organization states: "the center is meant to support the Otis Redding Foundation’s mission to empower, enrich, and motivate youth through education programs involving music, writing, and instrumentation."

It was established by the star's mother in 2007. 

According to the publication, the concert will feature performances from Grammy-nominated country music singer Mickey Guyton and Grammy Award-winning, jazz-influenced pianist Robert Glasper. 

It will also feature Kendra Morris, Monophonics, and The War and Treaty.

East Coast Gold is also hosting a special tribute by playing some of his biggest hits. Listen here

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