Johnny Otis

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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. A seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll, Otis discovered artists such as Little Esther, Big Mama Thornton, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John and Hank Ballard and Etta James. Known as the original "King of Rock & Roll", he is commonly referred to as the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues".

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Age: 90 (age at death)
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Play Misty for Me

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1971 Billy Jack Other Ways Demolition Squad student
1971 Play Misty for Me Himself
1959 Juke Box Rhythm Himself

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