Ann Peebles

po_Peebles-AnnAnn Peebles (born April 27, 1947) is an African American singer-songwriter.

Peebles gained celebrity for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. Two of her most popular songs are “I Can’t Stand the Rain” and “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down”, which she wrote with her husband, Don Bryant, and radio broadcaster Bernie Miller and were subsequently popularized in cover versions by, among others, Eruption (1978) and Paul Young (1984), respectively.