"Rhythm of the Rain" by John Claude Gummoe
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN written by John Gummoe, was recorded by the Cascades for Valiant Records in 1963. Rising on the charts for thirteen weeks and peaking at # 3 on Billboard's Hot 100, it has been covered by such diverse performers as Dan Fogelberg, Lawrence Welk, Percy Faith, Johnny Rivers, and Floyd Cramer. Named to the BMI Top 100 Songs, "Rhythm of the Rain" received BMI's Special Citation of Achievement in recognition of over six and one half million-broadcast performances and is the ninth most performed song of the last century. This piece was authentically handwritten, illustrated and pencil-signed by John Claude Gummoe.