Day 118: Eddie Floyd – Big Bird

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Eddie Floyd – Big Bird

When Otis Redding’s plane crashed, in early December of 1967, Eddie Floyd was wrapping up his tour of England.  Floyd boarded the plane with hopes to make it back to Atlanta for the funeral service the following day. As the plane was taxiing down the runway the pilot abruptly slammed on the breaks, citing an engine failure that left Floyd stranded in the airport terminal for five hours, during which he wrote this song. “Get on up Big Bird.”

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