American blues singer most widely remembered for her 1952 hit “Hound Dog,” which became a huge hit for Elvis Presley three years later. She was nominated for six Blues Music Awards during her career and was inducted into both the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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|FULL NAME:||Big Mama Thornton|
|BIRTH DATE:||December 11, 1926|
|AGE:||93 years old|
Big Mama Thornton is a Blues Singer. Her birth name was Willie Mae Thornton. She was one of seven children born to a minister and a church singer. She quit school following the death of her mother and began working at a local tavern. She left home in 1940 and joined the Sammy Greens Hot Harlem Revue.
DID YOU KNOW She became known for the subverting many of the gender expectations of her time, often donning clothes traditionally worn by men during her live performances.
FACT Like “Hound Dog,” her song “Ball ‘N’ Chain” was later made more famous by another singer, Janis Joplin .
Currently, Big Mama Thornton is 93 years old. She will celebrate her 94th birthday on a Saturday, December 11th. Below we countdown to her upcoming birthday.
Big Mama Thornton’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius’s life pursuit is to live the good life and a secret desire to make a difference in the world. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, being constrained and off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are: generous, idealistic, great sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, very impatient and will say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius are Gemini and Aries.
Big Mama Thornton was born in the Year of the Tiger. Tiger people are thought to be brave and independent. They’re respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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