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Johnny Rivers

A New Yorker, Rivers broke through in 1964 with a cover version of Memphis Tennessee, although his biggest hit was a song he had written with Lou Adler, Poor Side Of Town – his only #1.

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By the time Rivers’ album Realization was released in 1968, he was a big star in America and had formed a collaboration with singer and songwriter, James Hendricks.

In the late 60’s he formed his own label, Soul City, but his own success centred around live work, bolstered by a scattering of infrequent hits.

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