A SAC Alert Crew scrambles to their B-52 with Hound Dog missile under wings. Named after Elvis Presley's hit song, the AGM-28 Hound Dogs were air-launched supersonic missiles designed to destroy heavily defended ground targets.
Blues singer Big Mama Thornton was born 12-11-1926. 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 1968. "Big Mama" passed in 1984. Big Mama singing Hound Dog (1952).