Johnny Rivers Lives

12 years 3 months ago #6 by BiggyRat65
Johnny Rivers is the most glaring omission from the RRHOF imaginable. I won't even go into the multitude of reasons why, but something tells me the powers who control induction have something other than record sales and talent as reasons for blocking his nomination. I, for one, have vowed never to enter the joke of a shrine until the day Johnny is enshrined. Next year I wouldn't be surprised if the Cherry Poppin' Daddies or the Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash get nominated. Maybe we can establish the Disco Hall Of Fame and put Johnny in there, and leave out Donna Summer. And while I'm up on my soapbox, put in Mickey Jones. Bob Dylan considered him the best rock drummer he'd ever heard; and I'll bet Trini Lopez, Johnny, and Kenny Rogers felt the same way when he played with them. Grow a pair RRHOF committee, and get it right for once.

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12 years 3 months ago #57 by Knuckles
Replied by Knuckles on topic Johnny Rivers Lives
Trini Lopez and Kenny Rogers are not two names I would think of when it comes to thoughts about rock drumming.How many MOR 60's artists does the RRHOF need? He was pretty good, but when your best song (IMHO) is a cover (Chuck Berry's "Memphis" ) there are more deserving artists out there.

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12 years 3 months ago #199 by Darryl Tahirali
Replied by Darryl Tahirali on topic Johnny Rivers Lives
BiggyRat65, you will have to "go into the multitude of reasons why" Johnny Rivers should be in the RRHoF because his justification escapes me.Rivers was an engaging bar-band singer (literally--he had a long-time residency at LA's Whiskey a Go-Go in the 1960s) whose fame arises from singing covers, some of which became hits. One of those, "Secret Agent Man," was for an imported-from-Britain TV spy drama, Danger Man, reschristened Secret Agent, that gave Rivers his fame. Knuckles might have point about "Memphis," too.

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