March 26th, Johnny Rivers carried out his mission to fly up the charts as "Secret Agent Man" used all manner of stealth and sly tricks to climb from 60 to 22! The song peaked at 7 on Billboard's Hot ! Don't miss the man! Las Vegas, NV.
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Join Songkick to track Johnny Rivers and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near Fischbach, Germany. He rarely tours outside of the U. Read more. Report as inappropriate. This is very much a dying genre only really associated with the s yet this is when Johnny achieved the majority of his commercial success. It is pretty staggering to think that all these years later the singer is continuing to take to stage as he hits his 70s.
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Johnny Rivers born John Henry Ramistella ; November 7, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock 'n' roll. Influenced by the distinctive Louisiana musical style , Rivers began playing guitar at age eight, taught by his father and uncle. While still in junior high school, he started sitting in with a band called the Rockets , led by Dick Holler , who later wrote a number of hit songs, including " Abraham, Martin and John " and the novelty song , " Snoopy vs. Ramistella formed his own band, the Spades, and made his first record at 14, while he was a student at Baton Rouge High School. She encouraged Rivers to move to Nashville , where he found work as a songwriter and demo singer. Rivers also worked alongside Roger Miller. By this time, Rivers had decided he would never make it as a singer, and song writing became his priority. They met in Los Angeles in , where Rivers subsequently found work as a songwriter and studio musician.
For more than three years, beginning in early , Rivers was a constant presence on AM radio and the singles charts, placing seven tunes into the top 10, with another four landing close behind. In , Rivers announced that he would be giving up touring. Judging by his performance videos on YouTube from that year, he went out at the top of his game, sounding much as he did when we first heard him. He first came to our attention as an interpreter of classic tunes, one with particularly good taste—resurrecting songs made famous originally by Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon, Smokey Robinson and others. By the time he scored his first hit, he was already a veteran performer with a sizable catalog of recordings.