Who the Hell is Johnny Otis?
(New Film in Production)
When a high school counselor told him to quit his Black friends, Loannis Veliotes, the son of Greek immigrants, dropped out and became Johnny Otis, a legendary innovator of Rhythm & Blues. But his book defending the 1965 Watts Rebellion–Listen to the Lambs–nearly ended his career. This is the provocative and inspiring story of the artist behind “Willie and the Hand Jive,” and his lifelong battle with white supremacy.