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"Summer Rain"
Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers.jpg
Single by Johnny Rivers
from the album Realization
B-side"Memory of the Coming Good"
ReleasedNovember 1967
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic pop, pop rock [1]
Label Imperial 66267
Songwriter(s)Jim Hendricks
Johnny Rivers singles chronology
" The Tracks of My Tears"
"Summer Rain"
"Look to Your Soul"

"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. [2]

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. [3]

"Summer Rain" is about lifelong love during "the summer of love" of 1967. It was released in the late fall, as a reminiscence of 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.

Chart performance



  1. ^ "Johnny Rivers ― Summer Rain (1967, Vinyl) - Discogs".
  2. ^ a b c d "Song artist 376 - Johnny Rivers". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
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  6. ^ RPM Top 100 Singles of 1967 Archived 2016-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "1968 Year End". Retrieved 2016-10-01.

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