Happy 69th Birthday Johnny Rivers!

November 7, 2011


Every Saturday morning,  as a preteen I would watch American Bandstand religiously to check out the teenagers clothes and dancing (right up until “Soul Train” came along that is :-) )

Johnny Rivers was a frequent guest on Bandstand. Most of his s0ngs were covers of other people’s hits,  but this was one of his own big hits and one of my faves — “Secret Agent Man”.

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, November 7, 1942, New York City) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. (SOURCE)

“Secret Agent Man” is a song written by Steve Barri and P. F. Sloan. The most famous recording of the song was made by Johnny Rivers for the opening titles of the American broadcast of the British spy series Danger Man, which aired in the U.S. as “Secret Agent” from 1964 to 1966. The song itself peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. (SOURCE)

Mr. Rivers is still performing. Read all about his past, present and future appearances at his Official Web Site.

 

 

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