Johnny Rivers

About Johnny Rivers

Johnny 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 was a unique figure in the history of rock music. He was a rock star of the 1960s and a true rarity as a white American singer/guitarist who made his name as a straight-ahead rock & roller. 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 21st century. ~ Bruce Eder

New York, NY, United States of America
November 7, 1942