Australian singles charts:
Summer Rain entered the Kent charts on 9 December 1967 and peaked at #14. The song was #91 on the Top 100 of 1968.
The song is on Realisation which entered the Kent album charts on 24 August 1968 and peaked at #7.
The song was a psychedelically-tinged, wistful reflection on the “Summer of Love” that had taken place a few months earlier, and is a fascinating time capsule for another reason. The lyric also makes reference to The Beatles’ era-defining album of 1967. Twice, Rivers sings: “All summer long we were dancing in the sand, everybody just kept on playing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Read more: www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/johnny-rivers-summer-rain-song/
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