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Otis Blackwell
  • Name: Otis Blackwell
  • Born: 02/16/1931
  • Died: 05/06/2002 (71 years old)
  • Occupation: Singer, pianist, songwriter

Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist, whose work influenced rock and roll. His compositions include “Fever”, recorded by Little Willie John; “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless”, recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis; “Don’t Be Cruel”, “All Shook Up” and “Return to Sender” (with Winfield Scott), recorded by Elvis Presley; and “Handy Man”, recorded by Jimmy Jones.

Alias: John Davenport

Genre: East Coast blues, rock and roll, R&B

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Death Place: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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