Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Louisiana born Johnny Rivers recorded his first record at fourteen when he was still John Ramistella.  It wasn't until two years later that famed DJ Alan Freed suggested that he take the name Rivers.

Rivers was performing at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles when he recorded his first hit album.  On track, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" went on to sell more records than Berry's original album.

He's had many hits over the years and still performs  fifty to sixty shows a year.

Memphis, Tennessee:

The Poor Side of Town:

Mountain of  Love:

Secret Agent Man:

Summer Rain:

The Midnight Special:

Baby I Need Your Lovin:

Slow Dancing:

Mystery Train:


Seventh Son:

And here's his first single, before he was Johnny Rivers -- Little Girl:

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