Otis Day and the Knights
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)
Songs you may remember:
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.