Johnny Rivers
Johnny Rivers
Celebrated Name: Johnny Rivers
Real Name/Full Name: John Henry Ramistella
Gender: Male
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: November 07, 1942
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 5 in
Weight: 55kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Vicki Ellison (m. 1968–1969), Christi Marie Zabel (m. ?–1988)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Johnny Rivers Gay?: No
Profession: Musicians, Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Johnny Rivers is a legendary singer, songwriter, and musician. The singer is very versatile performed on folk songs, blues, old-time rock n’ roll songs, and many more. Rivers gets success in the late 1960s with hit songs like Seventh Son, Poor Side of Town, and Secret Agent Man.  He still performs for the audience.

In 2009, the singer was inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Apart from singing, he is the owner of a record label Soul City Records. The artist has given ten hits throughout his career. The real name of the musicians is John Henry Ramistella.

Maybe you know about Johnny Rivers very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Johnny Rivers’ short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The singer was born on November 07, 1942, in New York City, New York, the United States to Nancy Guaccero Ramistella and John Ramistella. John belongs to Italian ancestry. The family lives in New York, but they moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At age eight, he learned to play guitar from his father and uncle. In high school, the artist joined a music band named The Rockets, which was led by Dick Holler, and he wrote several hit songs like Abraham, Martin, and John, the novelty song and Snoopy vs. the Red Baron.

At age 14, he formed his band the Spades. He was studying in Baton High School. In early 1956, Johnny Rivers worked with the Suede label. The singer received advice to change his name to Johnny Rivers from Alan Freed. Later he helped John to receive a contract from Gone Label. The artist released three records from March 1958 to March 1959. The records did not perform well. In 1959, the artist returned to Baton Rouge and started working as musicians in American South with comedian Brother Dave Gardner. The singer began working as a songwriter and demo singer.

He moved to Nashville on the advice of Audrey Williams. John worked with Roger Miller. After some time, the singer decided he will make writing priority.

Personal Life

The singer married two times. On March 21, 1982, the singer first time married  Christi Marie. The couple has three children together. In 1988, the couple announced their divorce.

The musicians second time married Victoria Sue Ellison on December 30, 1969, and divorced in 1969. Victoria and Sue Ellison have one child.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on November 07, 1942, Johnny Rivers is 81 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 5 ft 5 in tall, and his weight is 50 kg.


Johnny met James Burton in 1958. The singer-song I’ll Make Believe was recorded by Nelson. In Los Angeles, the singer often gets work as songwriter and studio musicians.  In 1963, the big break of the singer came when he filled for Gazzarri’s. The popularity of John helps to gain instant popularity. He received a one year contract from Elmer Valentine at the Whisky a Go-Go.

The debut album of the singer Johnny Rivers Live at the Whisky A Go-Go, and it reached #12. The album sold more than one million copies. The musicians start working with P.F Sloan and Steve Barrie on television series Danger Man theme song. The song sold more than one million copies and won gold disc status. In the 1970s, the singer released several albums, but they did not perform well. His song Blue Suede Shoes reached the top 40 Billboard Hot Kings.

In 1997, the musician’s song Swayin to the Music reached the top 10. John recorded the song for the late-night show The Midnight Special.

The singer performs in 50 to 60 shows per year. He has given ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than 30 million records. The singer performed with Mariah Carey, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many more.

Awards & Achievements

The singer’s name was mentioned several times for induction in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he did not get selected. In 2015, the singer was inducted into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.

Net Worth& Salary of Johnny Rivers in 2024

Johnny Rivers Net Worth
Johnny Rivers Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Johnny Rivers is $8 million. The singer is known for his hit singles from 1964 to 1968. Rivers created his wealth from musical and live performance. In 1964, the debut album of the singer was released. The musical styles of musicians are rock and roll, garage rock, rockabilly, and blue-eyed soul.

The singer has given several songs successful songs to fans. The musician’s song Memphis reached no-1 in Canada. The musicians sold more than 25 million records worldwide.

The singer is a legendary artist known for his performance.  Johnny songs are used in several television and movies.


  1. I really like his songs and persona from 1964-70.His recent performances are extraordinary.He still has it.I have one of his albums from 1966,a treasure

  2. I have seen him perform in Boston a couple of times & he put on a fabulous show,entertaining & professional well worth your time. Wishing him all the BEST

  3. My very first album was Johnny Rivers and my very favorit song has got to be “Look To Your Soul” God Bless You Johnny and Live Long ! !



  5. Love Johnny Rivers, but I went to a concert of his in Calhoun Georgia and the first thing he did was to tell everybody not to sing along with him. Kind of killed the show. Make him seem pompous.

  6. November 18, 2022. Time:2037. Temp: 33 Deg.F
    Happy Birthday, sorry missed the 7th seeking medical attention Mule Vs. me.Alls well can almost walk again.I woke from resting tonight and wanted to play my theme song to get it going [ Secret Agent Man ] it worked as usual. While reading your bio, I found we have some things in coincidence.
    Baton Rouge , was there in 75 with a friend on the run and caught the last day of festivities in New Orleans. only stayed 4-5 days as returned to obligations.Left my .06 with the family to cover expenses. New York City, unfortunate.Spent most of my life in the metro area,mama told me not to come back when I went to the Army in 72.She was right,nothing for gentleman here.Spent 45 years finding that out.Oh yes and ofcourse the troubles for the family which started in 1962.and never ended.
    So glad your still in the fight.You Are the Man!!!!!!!!!!
    PS . If your ever in town,stop by for some tea.
    James S Jarrard / 55 Bataan Avenue / Tinton Falls,New Jersey
    Best, James

  7. Saw Johnny tonight at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. His show was awesome. He made everything seem so effortless and put on an excellent show. Never realized how many songs he made popular until tonight, and he sang them all. If you go to his show, you won’t be disappointed.

  8. Johnny,
    Attended several concerts back in the 70’s and always thought you were the greatest! Now I’m 74 and still remember those days, and your songs. No matter how old we get, the memories still live like yesterday.


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