October 11, 2017 Record of the Day

The hits began for Lou Christie in 1962 with “The Gypsy Cried.” That was followed by more smash singles, “Two Faces Have I” and “Lightnin’ Strikes.” Next up would be his last hit. “Rhapsody in the Rain” would also become his most controversial. Some radio stations wouldn’t play the version with the lyrics that included “makin’ out in the rain.” Versions had to be re-cut replacing the objectionable lyrics with “fell in love in the rain.” Despite that, Christies next single “If My Car Could Only Talk” continued the passion of the two lovers in “Rhapsody in the Rain.” The 45 of “If My Car Could Talk,” released my M-G-M records in 1966, is now worth up to $400.00 with its picture sleeve.

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