Add to Calendar20170316 19:0020170316 23:59:00America/New_YorkJohnny Rivers with Special Guest The Lovin’ SpoonfulDoors open at 7:00 PM. More show details at: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/johnny-rivers-with-special-guest-the-lovin-spoonful/The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042
About Johnny Rivers with Special Guest The Lovin’ Spoonful
After the Heart Attack of a band member in Johnny Rivers band, We were forced to postpone the shows originally scheduled at the Wellmont Theater and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in October to dates we thought would work in February. Due to unforeseen scheduling issues we need to reschedule these shows to Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Wellmont Theater, and Friday, March 17, 2017 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts Eric Burdon will not be able to make these rescheduled dates. Instead we present Johnny Rivers with Special Guest The Lovin Spoonful. All tickets from the original dates will be honored.
In 1964, when the British Invasion was in progress and American rockers were tough to find on the U.S. pop charts, Johnny Rivers was one of the first to regain a foothold; his first Top 10 record came right in the midst of Beatlemania. His formula was much the same as the British style vintage American rock n’ roll and R&B played with a verve and simplicity that gave his music a contemporary edge. Over the next four years his funky, go-go rock gave him a steady stream of Top 10 records. His first #1 record came when, against the advice of the record company, he abruptly switched gears and began cutting ballads.