Rhythm and Blues
Sometimes when your love has left you and you don’t know where she’s gone, the tears come down like rain. Gotta love these golden oldies. In 1961, “Raindrops,” written and recorded by R&B singer Dee Clark, went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. It sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. The song also was covered by Jan & Dean in 1966.
Clark was born Delectus Clark in Blytheville, Arkansas. His music career spanned many decades, starting in 1952 with “Hambone,” when he was part of the Hambone Kids. He was then in the Goldentones, who became the Kool Gents. In 1957, he went solo. When Little Richard left his music career for a time for religious pursuits, Clark filled in for some of his performances and recorded with his band the Upsetters. Clark had success many songs, including “Just Keep It Up, “Hey Little Girl,” How About That,” and “At My Front Door.”