Gary Walker and The Rain were formed in the autumn of 1967. The group consisted of Paul “Charlie” Crane (lead vocals/rhythm guitar/piano), John Lawson (bass), Joey Molland (lead guitar/vocals) and Gary Walker on drums and vocals. Contractual problems prevented Gary from joining John and Scott in the studio during his time with The Walker Brothers. However, as band leader, Gary was the driving force in all of the Rain's recording sessions, contributing as songwriter, vocalist and drummer. Their debut single was a cover of the Classics IV song Spooky released early in 1968.