Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton passes away this day in 1984
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton passed away this day in 1984. She may be best known for her huge hit "Hound Dog" that had a massive influence on Elvis Presley...who recorded his own popular version 3 years later. Here's "Big Mama" (with Buddy Guy on guitar) doing that song as only she can....
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton passes away this day in 1984