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Inducted 1986 b.1935, Tupelo, MS, moved to Memphis in 1948 influenced by blues, gospel, pop and country emulated R&B singers & fashion recorded series.

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1 Inducted 1986 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 ; contract sold to RCA in 1955 came to represent the sexuality and excitement of rock and roll tremendous vocal range and power

2 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.

3 I: CM I I I I I IV: FMI: CM I I I I I V: GMI: CM I I I I I

4 Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (Inducted 1987) 1 st Recorded: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton August 1952 Recorded by Elvis Presley July 1956

5 The Milton Berle Show June 5, 1956 Hips cause controversy The Steve Allen Show July 1, 1956 Tuxedo with actual hound dog The Ed Sullivan Show January 6, 1957 Censored from waist-up The Dorsey Brothers January 28, st National TV appearance


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