When father and son team, Jheri and Stephen Redding combined their skills and expertise, a high-quality product was born that went from nothing to fame very quickly after the company's creation in 1979.
After this, he moved to London and headed The Jimi Hendrix Experience, where he played with British musicians Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
Jheri knew the business side, having had a hand in the launches of Jheri Redding Products Co., Redken, and Jhirmack Enterprises.
Some big stars from Stax include Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett.
Within its original limits were included what are now the townships of Redding (separated, 1767), Weston (1787) and Easton (formed from part of Weston in 1845), and parts of the present Westport and Bridgeport.