I Wish It Would Rain May 14, 2014Posted by ucisca in Campus Scenes, Early UCI Campus, Photographs.
Tags: I Wish It Would Rain, The Temptations
On December 21, 1967, the Temptations released (on Motown Records) one of the greatest rain songs of all time, “I Wish It Would Rain.” Lead vocal by the great David Ruffin, with background vocals by Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, and Otis Williams. A terrific song, and one I can’t get out of my mind the last several days as the temperature rises daily, and is headed for 100 degrees today. I do wish it would rain, but that’s unlikely to happen soon. However, as an alternative respite from the heat, here are a few pics of one of the earliest rain storms on the UCI campus, from November 1966.