Johnny Otis

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Birthday
28, 1921
Birthplace
Vallejo, CA
Death Date
Jan 17, 2012 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1921
Birthplace
Vallejo, CA
Death Date
Jan 17, 2012 (90)

About

Considered by many to be the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues, Otis was an R&B singer, composer, and musician who recorded the #1 hit "Willie and the Hand Jive" in 1958.

Before Fame

He began playing music when he was a teenager, acquiring a set of drums. His first band was the West Oakland Houserockers.

Trivia

He had his own radio show in Berkeley, California.

Family Life

He married his wife Phyllis in 1941.

Associated With

He was the father of Shuggie Otis.