Saturday, July 3, 2010

Welcome Back Johnny Rivers To The Poco Side Of Town

Back in the mid-'60s, Johnny Rivers popularized the discotheque scene through his live recordings at Los Angeles' famous Whiskey a GoGo nightclub. In 1967, Rivers performed at the legendary Monterey International Pop Festival. During his career, he has charted seventeen songs in the top forty between 1964 to 1977.

Last night, we saw Johnny Rivers perform at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Port Coquitlam, BC. And what a performance it was. Tearing through his former hits as well as several blues-influenced numbers, Rivers had the house on its feet. There is always something rewarding in seeing a music legend on stage performing the tunes that made them famous. Johnny Rivers literally just lays it out there and let's the music stand on its own merits. We dont see shows like this much anymore. We're glad we saw this one!