Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Morning Vault: Dee Clark--Raindrops (1961)

Delectus Clark was born in Arkansas in 1938, with the family moving to Chicago in 1941. He spent his teen years singing in various groups, and began a solo career in 1957. His first big break occurred when Little Richard retired (for the first time) and Clark stepped in to fill the dates that Richard abandoned. Over the next several years, he had success on the charts with 5 top 40 hits, but his only top 10 came in the spring in 1961 when "Raindrops" reached #2 for a week. Ironically, it was also his last hit as the next two songs could not replicate that, and by the late 70's was on the oldies circuit.


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