Johnny Otis

1921 - 2012

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Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll. He discovered numerous artists early in their careers who went on to become highly successful in their own right, including Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, and The Robins (who eventually changed their name to The Coasters), among many others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Otis has received more than 526,786 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Johnny Otis is the 1,655th most popular singer (down from 1,435th in 2019), the 9,092nd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,304th in 2019) and the 481st most popular American Singer.

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  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Johnny Otis ranks 1,655 out of 3,541Before him are Jeremy Camp, Chuck Billy, Lee Donghae, AJ McLean, Steve Strange, and Katy Garbi. After him are Ellie Greenwich, Park Hyung-sik, Tomohisa Yamashita, Graham Parker, Lynsey de Paul, and Jimmy Dean.

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Among people born in 1921, Johnny Otis ranks 332Before him are Stan Mortensen, Nelson Riddle, Ann Savage, Farley Mowat, Gordon Thomas, and Gilbert Stork. After him are François Picard, Art Clokey, Gene Saks, Susan Peters, Marilyn Maxwell, and John Aston Sr.. Among people deceased in 2012, Johnny Otis ranks 368Before him are Aldo Maldera, Adam Yauch, Luke Askew, Mehdi Hassan, Boris Razinsky, and Takao Sakurai. After him are Manuel Preciado Rebolledo, Terry Callier, Phyllis Thaxter, Stephen Dunham, Milt Campbell, and Dirk Bach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Otis ranks 9,092 out of 15,968Before him are Scott Kelly (1964), Ann Coulter (1961), Kathryn Erbe (1965), Sterling Price (1809), Evelyn Brent (1895), and Sidney Coleman (1937). After him are Randy Weston (1926), Mia Zapata (1965), Haley Bennett (1988), Jack Casady (1944), William H. Webster (1924), and Norman Ross (1895).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Johnny Otis ranks 481Before him are Greg Graffin (1964), Lawrence Tibbett (1896), Bruce Hornsby (1954), Jeremy Camp (1978), Chuck Billy (1962), and AJ McLean (1978). After him are Ellie Greenwich (1940), Jimmy Dean (1928), Ja Rule (1976), Macklemore (1983), June Christy (1925), and SZA (1990).