Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942)[1] is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock 'n' roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them "Memphis" (a Chuck Berry cover), "Mountain of Love" (a Harold Dorman cover), "The Seventh Son" (a Willie Mabon cover), "Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town" (a US #1), "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (a 1967 cover of the Four Tops single from 1964), and "Summer Rain".[2][3]

Johnny Rivers
Rivers in a publicity photo in 1973
Background information
Birth nameJohn Henry Ramistella
Born (1942-11-07) November 7, 1942 (age 79)
New York City, U.S.
OriginBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1956–present
Labels
Websitejohnnyrivers.com

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