The Bar-Kays

THE MEMPHIS SOUND
7:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Otis Wows 'Em Out West

Otis Redding

What do the records “California Dreaming” and “The Rain the Park and Other Things” have in common? Besides being the first big hits for their respective bands, The Mamas & the Papas and The Cowsills, they generated lots of money for songwriters, John Phillips and Artie Kornfeld. Those songwriters would eventually fund two of the major rock music festivals of the 1960s: Monterey Pop and Woodstock.

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