June 10 – Gumm, Rainwater, Joplin, Brian Adams, Morning Jacket

1957

Wonderful man too

US country and rockabilly singer/songwriter Marvin Rainwater has a US#18 pop hit (USC&W#5) with ‘Gonna Find Me a Bluebird’.

It sells a million, earns a gold record and inducts him into the 50s US one-hit-wonder club.

The song is covered by Brenda Lee in 1962. A 1957 duet with Connie Francis called ‘The Majesty of Love’ (1957)’ reaches US#93 but is also a million-seller. His rockabilly song ‘Whole Lotta Woman’ was a UK#1 for 3 weeks in April, 1958.

Marvin became another victim of the shady side of the 50s music industry:

They sold a million of my albums at $.88 apiece, and it destroyed my career, my credibility was shot on account of those cheap records, they were demo tapes, not even actual recordings, and they dubbed music in on top of it, got it out of meter….. 1998 MPR interview

He’s also becomes the #73 inductee of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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1966

San Francisco psych rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company are joined by singer

Jim Gurley

Janis Joplin for the first time, at the Avalon Ballroom.
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1991
1991 Canadian rock singer-songwriter Brian Adams releases jet-fuel power ballad (Everything I Do) I Do It for You. It spends a record 16 weeks at UK#1 (taking out Rose Marie); it also spends 7 weeks at US#1, 9 weeks at CA#1. It’s from the soundtrack album for 1991 Kevin Costner film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
2003
Brit rockers Radiohead release their sixth album, Hail to the Thief.
2008
Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket (formed 1998) releases 5th studio album Evil Urges (US#9).The release follows a May 10 appearance on Saturday Night Live, and finally lands the band an album in the US top-40 (but is ignored internationally). It’s nominated for a Grammy.Single I’m Amazed is by far outpaced in popularity on US college radio by the title single. Evil Urges

2011 followup album Circuital makes US#5 and draws more world attention (SE#12,CA#15,NO#22). ( Website )

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