HannaShowS Presents Johnny Rivers Live at the Watertown Event Center, 1901 9th Ave SE. Watertown, SD. Sunday, April 21 | 6pm

Relive the genuine sound of old-time rock ‘n’ roll and blues with Johnny Rivers at Watertown Event Center in Watertown! The man who brought you Secret Agent Man, Summer Rain and covers of Chuck Berry classics Memphis and Maybelline will hit the Event Center Stage on Sunday, April 21st at 6:pm.


Johnny Rivers is truly the quintessential “rags to riches” entertainment story. Born in New York City,

Rivers moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana when he was only five years old. Through a series of

lucky breaks and the unique mixture of his musical influences, Rivers charted many chart-topping

hits in the midst of the “British Invasion” of the early sixties. His early covers of Chuck Berry’s

Memphis and Maybelline were followed by two more covers, Harold Dorman's 1960 hit "Mountain

Of Love," and a revved-up version of the folk tune "Midnight Special," which made it to #20, but

became better known when he re-recorded it in 1972 as the theme for the late-night NBC pop

music series of the same name.


Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Rivers teamed up with some of the best studio musicians from 

around the country to produce hit after hit: Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town, 

Baby I Need Your Lovin’, Tracks of My Tears, and dozens more. He cuts a wide swath in 

contemporary music, from his rockabilly roots to R & B to Motown ballads to straight-ahead rock 

and roll. “Those of us who grew up listening to rock and pop music in the 60s and 70s,” continues 

Upchurch, “have fond memories of Johnny Rivers’ music. But I think he appeals to audiences of all 

ages – anyone who loves a fantastic performer with the resume Rivers has, will simply love this 

show.


From Poor Side of Town and Where Have All the Flowers Gone to Midnight Special, Mountain of Love, Rockin’ Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu, Seventh Son, Swayin’ To The Music(Slow Dancin), Help Me Rhonda, Baby I Need Your Loving, Tracks Of My Tears, and Blue Suede Shoes, hear all your favorite Johnny Rivers hits performed live at
The Watertown Event Center.
Produced by The Lone Arranger Entertainment Company.

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