May 6, 2002

May6Today in 2002, American songwriter and producer Otis Blackwell died from a heart attack.

He wrote such classic hits as ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Return To Sender’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ and ‘Fever.’

Over his life span, Blackwell’s songs have sold more than 185 million copies.

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