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• b.1935, Tupelo, MS, moved to Memphis in 1948
• influenced by blues, gospel, pop and country
• emulated R&B singers & fashion
• recorded series of popular singles at Sun in 1954-55;
contract sold to RCA in 1955
• came to represent the sexuality and excitement of
rock and roll
Inducted 1986
• tremendous vocal range and power
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time.
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine.
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Written by
Jerry Leiber and
Mike Stoller
1st Recorded:
Willie Mae “Big
Mama” Thornton
(Inducted 1987)
August 1952
Recorded by Elvis Presley
July 1956
The Dorsey Brothers
January 28, 1956
1st
National TV appearance
The Steve Allen Show
July 1, 1956
Tuxedo with actual hound dog

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