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Johnny Rivers

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Memphis Mall Offer

I accepted an offer to do a concert for the reopening of the Mall of Memphis.

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Truck Some Months

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money and rented a remote recording truck.

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Talking Like About

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.

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Publishing Company Out

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.

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Chance Hire Initial

After that initial success, every chance we got we'd hire that remote recording truck and just record stuff at the Whisky because it was so inexpensive.

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Everybody Turned Even

Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster. Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.

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See Like Players

I got to see all these incredible blues players, like Jimmy Reed.

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Good First Gibson

My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45.

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Some Once Learned

I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could, once I really got into it.

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Loved Always Songs

But I always loved songs with great lyrics.

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Night Downtown Eight

I was working at this club in downtown L.A. from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin, the drummer, and I.

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Through Joe Amp

I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it.

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Groups Signed Fifth

One of the first groups we signed was the Fifth Dimension.

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Work Through Months

I'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances for probably seven or eight months at a time.

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New York New Alan

The first time I went to New York, I met Alan Freed.

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Early Fender Bought

In early '57, I bought a Fender Telecaster.

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Small Fender Amp

The first amp I had back in the '50s was a small Fender.

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Work Other Record Producer

When I came back to California in the early '60s I was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen, Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer and work with other artists.

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Think I Think Album

I think my favorite album was probably Realization.

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Big Fact Everybody

What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid.

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