Marvin Rainwater (Country Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Marvin Karlton Rainwater was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” and “Whole Lotta Woman”, which hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart. He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and claimed to have quarter-blood Cherokee ancestry.

Birth name: Marvin Karlton Rainwater
Born: Jul 2, 1925, Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: Sept 17, 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genres: Country, pop, rockabilly
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Years active: 1957–2013
Labels: MGM, Warwick, United Artists, Warner Bros, Sonet, Brave
Associated acts: Ferlin Husky, Connie Francis
IMDb: Marvin Rainwater’s IMDb

About Marvin Rainwater

Country singer who was popular in the 1950s with hits like “Whole Lotta Woman” and “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird.”

Before Fame

He took piano lessons as a child but stopped after losing half of his thumb in a work accident as a teenager. He spent some time in the Navy during World War II before learning guitar.


He was the seventy-third person to be inducted in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He had three daughters named Judi, Lora, and Barbara and one son named Wade.


His song “Hot and Cold” was featured on Bob Dylan’s radio show Theme Time Radio Hour.

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  • Singers from Kansas
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  • MGM Records artists
  • Singers from Minnesota
  • United States Navy personnel

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