the encore show - best of the 60s & 70s

interviews with icons from the greatest musical era

EPISODE 7 - The Sixties provided us with a ton of great music – hundreds of Top Ten songs and a legion of new pop music artists. Most of us can remember bits and pieces of our own past whenever we hear a particular song from that era. There were a few, what I call, rare birds, songs that are now known as standards the world over. One of those rare birds was “Rhythm of the Rain” by the Cascades. Meet the man that wrote and sang that hit record, John Claude Gummoe. John Claude wrote it when he was in the Navy and it made it into the Top Ten of all pop songs recorded in the '60s. Check out his website at

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  • Episode 7 - America's Oldies But Goodies - the '60s with guest John Claude Gummoe who wrote and sang the Cascades hit Rhythm of the Rain59:16