Personalities | Marvin Rainwater | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1925)

Part Cherokee, Rainwater was born in Wichita, Kansas, and was already an established country act before his 1958 rockabilly recording, ‘Whole Lotta Woman’, gave him a British No. 1. He toured Britain, headlining at the London Palladium, and made further fine rockabilly records for MGM. In the 1960s his career dipped after callouses on his vocal chords badly affected his singing voice, but he recovered and remains active as both a country and rockabilly performer.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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