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OTIS BLACKWELL DEAD AT 70

Legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell died earlier this week of a heart attack.

Blackwell was the man behind such hits as Elvis' "Don't Be Cruel," "Return to Sender" and "All Shook Up," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless," "Fever" by Peggy Lee and "Daddy Rolling Stone" by The Who.

Blackwell, a Brooklyn, New York native, started out recording songs for a small company, when he was asked to write as well. During his life, Blackwell wrote more than 1,000 songs and sold more than 185 million copies.

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