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Johnny Otis

Johnny OtisAKA John Veliotes

Born: 28-Dec-1921
Birthplace: Vallejo, CA
Died: 17-Jan-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Harlem Nocturne

Father: (local grocery store owner)
Wife: Phyllis (m. 1940)
Son: Shuggie Otis (guitarist, b. 1953)

    Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 (non-performer)
    Greek Ancestry

    Billy Jack (1-May-1971) · Student
    Juke Box Rhythm (1-Apr-1959) · Himself

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Author of books:
Listen to the Lambs (1968)
Upside Your Head! Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue (1993, memoir)

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