Cauley To Return to the Scene of Plane Crash that Killed Bandmates, Redding 

On Monday, Bar-Kays trumpeter Ben Cauley will return to the site of the 1967 plane crash that killed Otis Redding as well as several of his bandmates. Cauley will be attending a ceremony honoring Redding in Madison, Wisconsin.

The ceremony marks the 40th anniversary of the plane crash in Lake Monona. Cauley, then 20, was the only survivor. This will be the first time that he has returned to the site.

"I knew one day I would back," he told an AP reporter. "There were a number of times that I thought about it but didn't have the strength. I'm coming this time."

He said that he plans to perform songs on his trumpet, including Redding's hit "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay."

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