THE GODFATHER OF R&B IS DEAD at 90

johnny otis dj

D.J. Johnny Otis with son Johnny “ Shuggie” Otis, Jr. in 1957 at KFOX radio
in Los Angeles.

 

johnny otis later
1993

         Johnny Otis  (December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012)

Otis was a singer, musician, talent scout, D.J., composer, arranger, and
record producer. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1994 as a nonperformer for his work as a songwriter and producer. Otis
discovered Etta James and Little Richard.

 

                

1958

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