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Willie Mae Thornton born 11 Dec 1926

1926 December 11- Willie Mae Thornton is born in Montgomery, Alabama. She will

be better known as "Big Mama" Thornton, a blues singer whose

recording of "Hound Dog" in 1952 will be mimicked by Elvis

Presley, much to his success. She also recorded the hits

"Ball & Chain," and "Stronger than Dirt."

FROM: Today in Black History http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/archives/Munirah.html

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Willie Mae Thornton born 11 Dec 1926
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