Dedication Friday: “Try a Little Tenderness” from Cherril Cliff

Dear all,

My favourite song, is “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. My friend, Dot and I, loved Otis, back in the 1960s – we were mods and into soul big time. We used to go to the Old Mecca, in the County Arcade and dance around our handbags on Saturday afternoons! The DJ was Tamla Pete.

Otis was killed in a plane crash, when he was just 26 years old and when Dot and I heard this tragic news, we were inconsolable. Gone too soon has never been truer.

I still love Otis and my favourite album, is “Otis Blue.”

Thanks for evoking happy memories and I dedicate this song to my friend Dot, who I reached out and found, at the beginning of the pandemic, having lost touch and we now write regular letters to each other. One of the few good things to come out of these worrisome times. From Cherril Cliff

Thanks for sharing this with us Cherril, and lovely to hear you have been able to reconnect with your friend

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Otis Redding – “Try A Little Tenderness” | Don't Forget The Songs 365

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