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Wednesday 10pm: Artist Countdown: Johnny Rivers Top 35 Hits

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Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) 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”.

On June 12, 2009, Johnny Rivers was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. His name has been suggested many times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he has never been selected. Rivers, however, was a nominee for 2015 induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.

On April 9, 2017, Rivers performed a song, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, at the funeral for Chuck Berry, at The Pageant, in St. Louis, Missouri. One of Rivers’ biggest and earliest hits was his cover of Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee”.

1 Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)
2 Memphis
3 Curious Mind (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um))
4 Help Me, Rhonda
5 Mountain of Love
6 Summer Rain
7 Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
8 Maybellene
9 Seventh Son
10 Secret Agent Man
11 Where Have All the Flowers Gone
12 (I Washed My Hands In) Muddy Water
13 These Are Not My People
14 Midnight Special
15 Poor Side of Town
16 Into the Mystic
17 Muddy River
18 Blue Suede Shoes
19 Under Your Spell Again
20 Baby I Need Your Lovin’
21 The Tracks of My Tears
22 Think His Name
23 Sea Cruise
24 Look to Your Soul
25 Right Relations
26 Searchin’/So Fine
27 One Woman
28 Cupid
29 Six Days on the Road
30 Fire and Rain
31 Ashes and Sand
32 Oh What a Kiss
33 China
34 Romance (Give Me A Chance)
35 Be My Baby