Song 469: Rainmaker

When you were a kid in the 1960s, one of the things you really wanted was your own record player.   One year I received one of the cheaper portable plastic General Electric ones for my birthday, along with some 45s.  Looked just like this.

One of the 45s was some Glen Campbell song, I don’t remember which one now.   But I didn’t like it.

So I traded it, which is something else you did with your friends.  Traded it for Harry Nillson’s single of Rainmaker, which I really, really liked.

Somewhere in the basement I still have a few of the 45s I listened to when I was a kid, but I lost that Nillson record a long time ago.