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2019 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Round 3

Otis Day and the Knights

Otis Day and the Knights
  • Contest: 2019 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Round 3
  • : Just how popular was National Lampoon’s Animal House? It created a demand for the fictitious band that performed “Shout” at the Delta’s toga party. That band was called Otis Day and the Knights and the man who played Otis, (DeWayne Jessie) who was actually lip syncing someone else, formed a touring band and adopted the Otis Day moniker. As much as we loved them at the frat house, we loved them more when they played the Dexters Lake Club, which was only frequented by black patrons; until the Deltas got there.
  • TV Show/Movie Appeared: Animal House (1978)
  • Actors: DeWayne Jessie
    Robert Cray
    Robert Bailey
    Sonny King
    Tommy Smith
    Juan Steen
  • Songs you may remember: Shout
    Shama Lama Ding Dong
  • Why you should vote:: They parlayed their role into an actual career.
  • Why you should not vote:: Basically, they pretended they were someone else.