Otis Blackwell
Date of Birth
Feb 16, 1932
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY


A songwriter whose numerous hits were recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and countless other legendary singers, Otis Blackwell was the man behind such timeless classics as "Great Balls of Fire" and such Elvis hits as "Don't Be Cruel," "All Shook Up," and "Return to Sender." Even if he never had the opportunity to meet the King in person, Blackwell was...