What i wanna know is this: Why, when I express an opinion, MY individual, best determination based on available data OPINION, do some people become enraged, declare that they now hate me and everything I’ve ever done, are destroying their X records, and write hateful things at me? I said something…
Exene. Photo by my friend Marlys Lenz Cox.taken before she was in X.
take.” - Johnny Rivers
Please read this latimes.com article by Randy Lewis if you care at all about music, L.A., Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, people, etc. Johnny Rivers played the first night of the Whisky ‘a go go. He was 21. No one is more synonymous with the Whisky than he.
When you read the article, you’ll understand why we should value his talent and hold him in such high esteem as a person. Plus, if you look at his photo, you will understand why 71 is the new 21.
I wish I could spend the end of the world with him, traveling around the country in an airstream trailer, stopping at honky-tonks and bbq joints, singing together around a campfire, outrunning tornadoes, holding hands,and running through a field of dandelions…. or maybe walking… It would be like the cover of Watchtower Magazine…
My band, X, is playing at the Whisky tonight, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. I wish we were opening for Johnny Rivers…
#John R. Ramistella Foundation