Otis Clay

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Otis Clay
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Otis Clay (1997)
Background information
Born(1942-02-11)February 11, 1942
Waxhaw, Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States
DiedJanuary 8, 2016(2016-01-08) (aged 73)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresR&B, soul, blues, soul blues, gospel
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1957–2016
LabelsOne-Derful Records
Cotillion Records
Hi Records
Bullseye Blues
Blind Pig Records
Echo Records
Websiteotisclay.net

Otis Clay (February 11, 1942 – January 8, 2016) was an American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. He was known for his songs "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" and "The Only Way Is Up". He was born in Bolivar County, Mississippi, but raised in Muncie, Indiana.

In 2013, Clay was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.[1]

Clay died of a heart attack on January 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 73.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2013 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". Blues.org. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  2. Mervis, Scott. "Soul legend Otis Clay dies at 73". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09.

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