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February 20, 2013
I'll neaver forget the Johnny Otis Show coming thru my little pink radio next to my bed. He set a standard that no D.J. to this day has ever achieved. I remember the night he announce he, and his wife,were going to have a baby, their boy, who years and years later I saw on the David Letterman Show playing with Paul Schaffer. Because of Johnny Otis I know true rock and roll and R&B and teach my grand children. Oh! his band, he played for the best and I saw him here in San Diego on his Hand Jive tour, I got to dance to Johnny Otis. It wasen't our mothers world war two music, it was ours, ours alone, our parents did'nt understand, it was our beat, our music. I praY for the family, and forever will be proud that I knew Johnny Otis (a california man!)
Thank you GOD !
November 23, 2012
A laugh that could fill any room, the same joy in catching a bluegill as in being nominated for a Grammy, always up for any adventure as long as a few buddies could go along, pure delight in being on both the giving and receiving end of practical jokes, a tireless fighter for the underdog (in the tiniest of towns or the national scene), a love for the ages in Phyllis, a late night caller whose thoughts, jokes and news of figuring out just the right note...was welcome at any and all hours. Greek soup, Chinese lunches with fortune cookie instructions that were followed to the letter, writing music with you & Frank at the grand piano in your living room, fishing with Clarence and Bait Boy...sharing a mike on Saturday mornings...thanks for every sparkling, happy, shiny moment. I won't ever think of you without smiling and you'll always be in my heart. Your world was a WONDERFUL place!
August 29, 2012
Good-bye Hawk, you will always be remembered by all of us who ever performed with you. You weren't just a friend you were like a dad to all the OTISETTES, I was only 18yrs old right out of High School and the first Otisette" to start the whole group off. It was such an honor working with a wonderful person such as yourself. You will always be in my heart and mind and never will I forget what you taught me. Thank you for being you!
July 18, 2012
With our deepest condolences.

John 11: 1-44
May 03, 2012
He made a contribution to American music, and by extension, to global music, that is unique and so very beautiful. An original and a visionary. My condolences to his whole family. I feel so fortunate to live in a time and place that allows me to enjoy his extraordinary contribution. Some people leave a legacy that cannot be matched and he is one such. Thank you, Mr. Otis, and may our gratitude and love reach you.
March 28, 2012
what an amazing musician and human-being. peace and love to his family.
February 25, 2012
Man............we stayed up late at night to watch the Johnny Otis Show
I was about 10 or 11 yrs. old, but soon fall asleep.....I'm now 61 yrs. old. Bro. Johnny Otis was a Tops during his time. He will be deeply missed by all that knew Him.
"Peace & Blessings" Wayne Wilson (Riverside,CA)
February 19, 2012
Our love and prayers go out to Johnnie and his wonderful family. He really was a talented and creative person.I still remember his church serman about," being too picky" (!) He changed Sebastopol,Ca. which really needed it. But most of all he changed music by helping so many incredible music people become known to us all. God Bless.Joan,Sami, Chris and Noah McMillan
February 11, 2012
hey Johnny, this is Linda Hall-Fulcher, one of your singers back in the day, 78-1983. I will truly miss your humor and your jokes and all of us singing, you was a great guy, and you will be truly missed, R. I. p. my friend.
February 04, 2012
May his soul rest in peace. God bless his family. Thank you.

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