today in blues history january 17

Today in Blues history – January 17, 2012 – Johnny Otis passes away – Everything Blues at Mojohand.com

Today in Blues History
Johnny Otis passes away – January 17, 2012
 
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Johnny Otis 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.
Born: December 28, 1921, Vallejo, CA
Died: January 17, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
Nationality: American
Spouse: Phyllis Otis (m. 1941–2012)
Albums: Hand Jive, Castin’ My Spell, Mambo Boogie, Johnny Otis, MORE
 
today in blues history january 17
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