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Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man (1966) HQ

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Johnny Rivers had been around since the early 60's, but it was this song, "Secret Agent Man," that put him at the top of the charts and the beginning of a truly varied and distinguished career for the rest of the 1960s and throughout the 1970s and beyond. The song peaked for two weeks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Cash Box Top 100 from April 23 to May 6, 1966. One of my other favorite Rivers tunes, one of many great hits by him, came in 1977 when "Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')" hit the airwaves in the summer. The lead guitar solo on "Secret Agent Man" is at least as legendary as the 1960 version of "Walk, Don't Run" by The Ventures. Both were the first guitar solos I ever learned (oh yeah, and "Day Tripper" by The Beatles too), but nowhere as good as the guys that played them. Rivers makes it look easy, but to do it RIGHT is anything but. In this video you'll see another guitar player who will play lead guitar riffs while Rivers sings, but when the big solo comes it is Rivers that wails the notes out, regaining his composure fast enough to resume the vocal. Some scenes from Sean Connery as James Bond and the TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. also appear in this otherwise synchronized music video of a live televised performance by Johnny Rivers at Hollywood Palace on May 6, 1966.
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Cesar Rivera (7 days ago)
When i was 8 years old at streets of Free Town District at Lima Peru, i listened this song inside the car of my oncle Pancho. The car driver was don Emilio, he was taking my cousine to her house´friend. Beautiful days of infance.
Kitt Katt (2 months ago)
:) 💖
pintail102 (10 months ago)
Sorry for being so late one of my favorite songs thanks for this.
MUNROWS RETRO (10 months ago)
You're welcome pintail102!
jasminne mcdonald (1 year ago)
I dedicate the song to the Spy Movies of the 1960's.
jack jc (9 months ago)
not just this song,you could also dedicate 'russian spy and i' by the hunters,these two songs are perfect spy songs.
M Mcgann (1 year ago)
Nice job on the video/music sync !
MUNROWS RETRO (1 year ago)
Thanks!
Written by my friend the late, great, PF SLOAN.
Lisa Lindsey (1 year ago)
This song always reminded me of Patrick McGoohan of "Danger Man." I had the hugest crush on him as a kid! lol! Another great video.
MUNROWS RETRO (1 year ago)
Thanks Lisa!
So cute***
Marilyn E. Jess (1 year ago)
He was the total package--talent, looks, great choices for his material. Johnny Rivers made this and other songs his own.
Carol Stewart (1 year ago)
I like this one because it has flashes of The Man From UNCLE!!!!
BadLeaders (2 years ago)
Yabba Dabba Doo! The man who uploaded this awesome song sure has great musical taste!
BadLeaders (2 years ago)
You're welcome!
MUNROWS RETRO (2 years ago)
Thanks!
FarOutRadioMusic (2 years ago)
Still ROCKS 51 years later!!!
Samuel Golian (2 years ago)
great
Jordan Saunders (2 years ago)
Best song ever!
Jordan Saunders (2 years ago)
Rock n roll
Petey possum (2 years ago)
awesome
Ortaiηe Ðeviaη (2 years ago)
nice
Asher Solomon (2 years ago)
Great work.
MUNROWS RETRO (2 years ago)
Thanks Asher.
Ryan Deremo (3 years ago)
I just had the urge to hear and feel this song after a long mission. ; )
Виталик ovs (3 years ago)
WOW
northern tassel (3 years ago)
Very cool song! :) I was slow in commenting on this one, as I tried to watch before but got an error, so now I'm back :) He's got a great voice, and I enjoyed seeing the live footage. Another great video Mike! Have a nice day your way. Christine
MUNROWS RETRO (3 years ago)
Thanks Christine!
Anthony Modica (3 years ago)
I posted on 7 music groups n + it to my 60's Playlist + on tweeter so the views should go up fast..Pal
MUNROWS RETRO (3 years ago)
Thanks so much for sharing, Tony! I appreciate it!
Ritchie Wolveshead . (3 years ago)
GREAT STUFF ! keep them comming !
MUNROWS RETRO (3 years ago)
+Ritchie Wolveshead . Thanks Ritchie!
Sebastian Vestae (3 years ago)
Wonderful video ! many thanks for this moment....have a nice day
MUNROWS RETRO (3 years ago)
+Sebastian Vestae Thank you!
Carl's Old Record Club (3 years ago)
★★★★★
Carl's Old Record Club (3 years ago)
You're welcome Mike...
MUNROWS RETRO (3 years ago)
Hey, thanks for the five star rating, Carl!

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