Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes (Vallejo (California), december 28, 1921 – Los Angeles17 January 2012), better known as Johnny Otis, was an American singer,musiciandjscoutcomposervibraphonistdrummerpercussionistimpresario and pastor.

He was born in VallejoCalifornia and was called the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues . Otis died in 2012 at the age of ninety in Los Angeles.

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