EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #451: “FIRE AND RAIN”- JOHNNY RIVERS AND FRIENDS

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #451: “Fire and Rain”- Johnny Rivers and Friends. September 5, 1970.

  • Single:”Fire and Rain”- Johnny Rivers and Friends
  • Record Company- Imperial
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by James Taylor
  • Time: 3:15
  • B-side:”Apple Tree”
  • Album-
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #94 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Born John Ramistella in 1942 Brooklyn, New York- raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana- as Johnny Rivers- he has had a lengthy career as a Rock and Roll singer/songwriter/ guitarist and producer. Rivers had 29 Hot 100 singles with 12 making the Top 40. His biggest hit being #1 “Poor Side Of Town” in 1966. His version of the famous James Taylor hit “Fire and Rain” actually entered the charts a week ahead of Taylor’s original- but where Taylor’s single cracked the Top 5- Rivers just cracked the Hot 100 briefly.

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