segunda-feira, dezembro 28, 2020

Johnny Otis nasceu há 99 anos

Johnny Otis, born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes (Vallejo, California, December 28, 1921 – Los Angeles, California, 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. Known as the original King of Rock & Roll, he is commonly referred to as the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues.


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