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John Henry Ramistella

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Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Ex-husband of Christi Marie Fisher
Father of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: musician
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, November 7, 1942, New York City) is an Italian-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".


From http://www.allmusic.com/artist/johnny-rivers-mn0000203639/biography

Artist Biography by Bruce Eder

Johnny Rivers is a unique figure in the history of rock music. On the most obvious level, he was a rock star of the 1960s and a true rarity as a white American singer/guitarist who made a name for himself as a straight-ahead rock & roller during the middle of that decade. Just as important behind the scenes, his recordings and their success led to the launching, directly and indirectly, of at least three record labels and a dozen other careers whose influence extended into the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.

Rivers was very much a kindred spirit to figures like Buddy Holly and Ronnie Hawkins, with all of the verve and spirit of members of that first wave of rock & rollers. He had the misfortune of having been born a little too late to catch that wave, however, and took until the middle of the next decade to find his audience. .....


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Johnny Rivers's Timeline

1942
November 7, 1942
New York, New York, United States
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