JOHNNY RIVERS RETURNS TO THE DIAMOND CENTER
Born in New York City and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Johnny Rivers began playing professionally at age 14. In the early 1960s, Rivers hooked up with Jimmy Bowens and Capitol Records Producer Nick Venet and recorded his first album, “The Sensational Johnny Rivers.” In 1964, Rivers recorded “Johnny Rivers Live at the Whisky á Go Go” and released his first No. 1 single, “Memphis.” Two years later, after writing and recording his No. 1 hit “Poor Side of Town,” Rivers produced “Up, Up and Away,” which won two Grammys for Record and Song of the Year.
In the 1970s, Rivers returned with “Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu,” “Blue Suede Shoes,”
“Help Me, Rhonda” (featuring Brian Wilson on vocals), and his classic “Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ to the Music).” “Secret Agent Man” was featured in the popular films “Austin Powers” and “Bowfinger.” With 17 Gold Records, 29 chart hits, two Grammy Awards, and more than 30 million records sold, Johnny Rivers continues to perform worldwide.
Saturday | October 28
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM