Otis Rush

American musician

Otis Rush Jr. (April 29, 1935 – September 29, 2018) was an American Hall of Fame blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. His music became known as West Side Chicago blues. He had a wide-ranging, powerful tenor voice.[1] His best known songs were "All Your Love", "I Can't Quit You Baby", and "Double Trouble".

Otis Rush
Rush at the Notodden Blues Festival, Norway, 1997
Background information
Birth nameOtis Rush Jr.
Born(1935-04-29)April 29, 1935
Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedSeptember 29, 2018(2018-09-29) (aged 83)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresBlues, Chicago blues, R&B
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1956–2003
LabelsCobra, Chess, Duke, Vanguard, Cotillion, Bullfrog, Black & Blue, P-Vine Records Delmark, Sonet, Blind Pig

Rush died on September 29, 2018 from complications of a stroke in Chicago, aged 83.[2]

References change

  1. Dahl, Bill (1934-04-29). "Otis Rush: Biography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  2. In Memoriam | Otis Rush (April 29, 1935 – September 29, 2018)

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