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Johnny Otis at 80

James Maycock, MOJO, 2002

JOHNNY OTIS, the renaissance man of rhythm and blues, is somewhat ambivalent about entering his ninth decade. "I have two kinds of feelings," he concedes. "Number one, I think I'm lucky to come this far. On the other hand I think, who the fuck needs 80 years!"

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