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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Johnny Rivers collection
    Creator: Rivers, Johnny
    Identifier/Call Number: 2495
    Physical Description: 1.563 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1968
    Abstract: This collection consists of 15 arrangements and 3 vinyl LP records of American musician Johnny Rivers.
    Language of Material: English.
    Container: 1

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 15 sheet music arrangements and 3 vinyl LP records of American musician Johnny Rivers. These include the arrangements for the songs "Baby I Need Your Lovin'," "Positively 4th Street," "Better Life," "Brother Where Are You," "Right Relations," "Whiter Shade of Pale," "Mountain of Love," "Secret Agent," "Do What You Gotta Do," "Tune Smith," "Poor Side of Town," "Summer Rain," "Look to Your Soul," "Tracks of My Tears," and "California Dreamin'."

    Biographical / Historical

    Johnny Rivers (born 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His popular 1960s singles include "Memphis" (a Chuck Berry cover), "Mountain of Love" (a Harold Dorman cover), "The Seventh Son" (a Willie Mabon cover), "Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (a 1967 cover of the Four Tops single from 1964), and "Summer Rain."

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Johnny Rivers, December 30, 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Johnny Rivers collection, Collection no. 2495, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Musicians -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    long-playing records
    Arrangement (Music)
    scores (documents for music)
    Rivers, Johnny -- Archives