Johnny Rivers Is 70 Today – His Friendship With Alan Freed

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Imperial Records - 1966

Imperial Records – 1966

Johnny Rivers, born John Ramistella, looks 20 years younger that his 70 years, and he’s still working and touring just as much as ever.  The legendary Alan Freed was a big influence early in Johnny’s career – he gave him the stage name he uses to this day.  But have you ever heard the story of how they first met?

Earlier this year I spoke with Johnny who gave me the details.

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