Johnny Otis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Johnny Otis

American singer, musician, composer, and record producer

Date of Birth: 28-Dec-1921

Place of Birth: Vallejo, California, United States

Date of Death: 17-Jan-2012

Profession: composer, disc jockey, singer, record producer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Johnny Otis

  • Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario.
  • He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll.
  • He discovered numerous artists early in their careers who went on to become highly successful in their own right, including Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, and The Robins (who eventually changed their name to The Coasters), among many others.
  • Otis has been called the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues".

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