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Full Name: Willie Mama Thornton
NickName: "Big Mae"
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Known For: The original singer of "Hound Dog" was her only charting.
Instruments: Vocals
Music Styles: Rock
Location: AL, United States of America
Web Site: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3958
Date Born: 11th December 1926
Location Born: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
Date Died: 25th June 1984
Location Died: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Alcohole abuse, Heart disease
Summary: She was nicked named ’Big Mama Thornton’ mainly because of her weight. Composer of "Ball and Chain" Made famous by Janis Joplin
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