Johnny Otis  

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Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes (December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012), better known as Johnny Otis, was an American singer, musician, talent scout, disc jockey, composer, arranger, recording artist, record producer, vibraphonist, drummer, percussionist, bandleader, and impresario. Born in Vallejo, California,

His best-known recording is "Willie and the Hand Jive", which went on to be a huge hit in the summer of 1958, peaking at #9 on the U.S. Pop chart, becoming Otis' only Top 10 single.



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