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Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) is an American rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, 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".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 7th, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 115067 7/16/1964 That's my babe Johnny Rivers vocalist  
Decca 115068 7/16/1964 Such a fool for you Johnny Rivers vocalist  
Decca 115069 7/16/1964 Your first and last love Johnny Rivers vocalist  
Decca 115070 7/16/1964 White cliffs of Dover Johnny Rivers vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rivers, Johnny," accessed April 14, 2021,

Rivers, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from

"Rivers, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.

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