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”
- 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.