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Johnny Rivers

Date: September 22, 2018,
Venue: Orpheum Theatre - 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 330, Wichita

The Event:

Johnny Rivers is an 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”.

In 1964, when the British Invasion was in progress and American rockers were tough to find on the U.S. pop charts, Johnny Rivers was one of the first to regain a foothold; his first Top 10 record came right in the midst of Beatlemania. His formula was much the same as the British style vintage American rock n’ roll and R&B played with a verve and simplicity that gave his music a contemporary edge. Over the next four years his funky, go-go rock gave him a steady stream of Top 10 records. His first #1 record came when, against the advice of the record company, he abruptly switched gears and began cutting ballads.

* 17 Gold records * 29 chart hits * Two Grammy Awards * Sold more than 30 million records *

The singer/songwriter/producer continues to perform before sellout crowds worldwide. *The “Secret Agent Man” has many other accomplishments and has made significant contributions to the history of rock ‘n roll.

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