Johnny Rivers (born John Ramistella on November 7, 1942) is an American rock and roll singer from New York City. He grew up in Baton Rouge and was influenced by the distinctive music of Louisiana. He first became a hit at the club Whisky-a-Go-Go, often by covering Chuck Berry songs. He released several hits, including Poor Side of Town, Summer Rain and Midnight Special. In the 1970s, more hits came, including covers of The Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda and Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes. He continued touring into the 1990s, and began recording again in 1998.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Johnny Rivers Facts
|Birth Name||John Ramistella|
|Birthday||November 7, 1942 (74)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|