Just Walking in the Rain by Johnnie Ray was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, November 16, 1956 spending 7 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. In the summer of 1953 a prisoner in Tennessee State jail in Nashville, a rapist Johnny Bragg, was walking across the courtyard to his duties in the laundry with a burglar, Robert Riley. It was raining and Bragg commented, "Here we are just walking in the rain, and wondering what the girls are doing." Riley suggested it was a good idea for a song and within a few minutes Bragg had written a couple of verses. As he was illiterate, he asked Riley to write it down in exchange for a writing credit. It was recorded by The Prisonaires, a quintet formed in their prison of which Johnny Bragg was lead singer (they had to be transported under armed guard to Memphis to record it). Released as a single by Sun Records it was successful and made the R&B charts. On June 29, 1956, Johnnie Ray recorded a cover version during the same session as "Look Homeward Angel" in New York City with a band lead by Ray Conniff and produced by Mitch Miller. It was his biggest hit for several years.
Who sang Just Walking in the Rain?
Just Walking in the Rain was performed by Johnnie Ray
What year did Just Walking in the Rain get to the UK number 1 spot?
Just Walking in the Rain first became a UK number 1 on Friday, November 16, 1956
How long was Just Walking in the Rain at number 1 in the UK?
Just Walking in the Rain spent 7 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.