“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Johnny Rivers


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August 6, 2016
1. Johnny Rivers Marker
Inscription.  One of the biggest pop stars of the '60s, Johnny Rivers reeled off a lengthy series of rock favorites such as "Poor Side of Town," "Secret Agent Man," and "Maybelline." While still a student of Baton Rouge High School, he formed the band Johnny and the Spades and toured regionally. Having been shaped by the sound of the American South, Johnny Rivers brought his soulful guitar leads and reedy vocals to his 30 hits that spanned from 1964 to '77.
Image Courtesy of Soul City Records, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Location. 30° 26.719′ N, 91° 11.414′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on South River Road, 0.2 miles north of Government Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of "Red Stick" (here, next to this marker); Riverfront Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The D'Artaguiette Concession (within shouting
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August 6, 2016
2. Johnny Rivers Marker
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distance of this marker); USS Kidd Veterans Museum & Ship (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Votes For Women (about 500 feet away); A-7E Corsair II (about 500 feet away); Louisiana Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Flag of the Confederate States of America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Johnny Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
August 6, 2016
3. Johnny Rivers Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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