Johnny Rivers - Quotes

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Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster. Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.

Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster. Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music. ---->>>

But I always loved songs with great lyrics. ---->>>

The first time I went to New York, I met Alan Freed. ---->>>

In early '57, I bought a Fender Telecaster. ---->>>

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it. ---->>>

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money and rented a remote recording truck. ---->>>

I think my favorite album was probably Realization. ---->>>

I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could, once I really got into it. ---->>>

I loved playing and I was actually working two jobs. ---->>>

I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City, I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs. ---->>>

Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the afternoons and start throwing ideas around. ---->>>

My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45. ---->>>

One of the first groups we signed was the Fifth Dimension. ---->>>

The first amp I had back in the '50s was a small Fender. ---->>>

The web site and the Internet are a whole new ball game. ---->>>

After that initial success, every chance we got we'd hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive. ---->>>

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were. ---->>>

What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid. ---->>>

I accepted an offer to do a concert for the reopening of the Mall of Memphis. ---->>>

I got to see all these incredible blues players, like Jimmy Reed. ---->>>

I was working at this club in downtown L.A. from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin, the drummer, and I. ---->>>

I'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances for probably seven or eight months at a time. ---->>>

In 1965, Gibson made the red one I use now, and a black one, which was the first black 335 they ever made. ---->>>

One thing will lead to another and somebody will come up with a riff or a line or something we build from. ---->>>

When I came back to California in the early '60s I was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen, Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer and work with other artists. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 11-07, 1942
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Occupation: Musician

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", "The Seventh Son", "Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town" (a US #1), "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (a Motown cover), and "Summer Rain" (wikipedia)