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Today In Pop Music: November 7 – How Alan Freed Gave Johnny Rivers His Stage Name

NOVEMBER 7 BIRTHDAYS 1937 – Mary Travers (Peter Paul and Mary – ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ – died 2009) 1942 – Johnny Rivers (‘Memphis’,’Poor Side Of Town’,Baby I Need Your Lovin”) 1943 – Joni […]

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Johnny Rivers Is 70 Today – His Friendship With Alan Freed

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 […]


Johnny Rivers Classic TV Theme Secret Agent Man

It was a great show, and a great theme to one of the surprise hits of the 1965-1966 season, but as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Johnny Rivers[/lastfm] told me, it wasn’t a complete song when he got it.  […]