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Today in Blues History – January 17, 2012

by | Jan 17, 2022

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Today in Blues History
Johnny Otis passes away on this day – Jan 17, 2012
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.Wikipedia
Born: December 28, 1921, Vallejo, CA
Died: January 17, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
Spouse: Phyllis Otis (m. 1941–2012)
Children: Shuggie Otis
Albums: The New Johnny Otis Show, Otisology,Cuttin Up and many more.
Parents: Irene Kiskakes, Alexander J. Veliotes
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