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Janis, Otis, & Bradley - never got to see their success

What do these songs have in common? Sitting at the dock of the baySanteriaMe & Bobby McGeePretty interesting spread there, eh?

Go ahead, google it.  I’ll wait. You still won’t find the link connection..

These songs were all huge hits for the artists.  These songs broke the artists for the first time.  With these songs, these artists finally broke through.  You know these artists for their songs. So, what do they have in common?  All three artists were dead by the time these songs came out. Otis Redding had some success, but nothing broke through like ‘Dock of the Bay’.  Poor guy died in a plane crash. He died in a tragic (wait, aren’t they all tragic?) plane crash, a month before that single, and album, came out.  

Santeria?  Heck, that Sublime album is such a masterpiece you can really pick any song.  How about ‘What I Got’. You may note that Sublime head several albums before 1996’s ‘Sublime’.  Let’s be frank, though, they are terrible! ‘Date Rape’ is brilliant, but the rest …

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