"Summer Rain" is a song written by
James Hendricks and performed by
Johnny Rivers on his 1968 LP Realization. Of his several dozen releases, it is considered his sixth greatest hit internationally.
It reached No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard
Hot 100, No. 6 on the U.S.
Cash Box Top 100, and No. 10 in Canada in early January, 1968.
"Summer Rain" is about lifelong love during "the
summer of love". It was released in the late fall, remembering the previous summer. The song references
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the
Beatles album which was released during the middle of that year.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100