Blues singer Big Mama Thornton was born She recorded Hound Dog in 1952 before Elvis' cover in 1956 made it an international hit. She also recorded Ball 'n Chain in 1961 long before Janis hit large with it in "Big Mama" passed in Big Mama singing Hound Dog
Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown * Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" in
October 1956 : "Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. Ed Sullivan had recuperated enough from his car accident and I don't think he wanted to miss out on being there for the reaction Elvis was getting
A SAC Alert Crew scrambles to their Boeing Stratofortress with Hound Dog missile under wings. Named after Elvis Presley's hit song, the Hound Dogs were air-launched supersonic missiles designed to destroy heavily defended ground targets.