- 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.
Otis Blackwell quotes :
I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis' birthday. Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.Otis Blackwell