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Johnny Otis

American musical entertainer (1921-2012)

Johnny Otis

American musical entertainer (1921-2012)
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birthday
28th
December, 1921
Death
17th
January, 2012
Birth Place
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

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”.

instruments played
drums
percussion
Piano
vibraphone
Vocals
Birth Name

Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes

Genres

Rhythm and blues

Years Active

1940s 2000s

Name

Johnny Otis

Nationality

United States of America

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