Indie music has grown to include so much. It’s not just music that is released on independent labels, but speaks to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own weirdo heart. It can come in the form of rock music, pop, or folk. In a sense, it
Elvis Presley became an icon of rock ‘n’ roll. Willie Mae Thornton ended up in a pauper’s grave.
It was “Big Mama” Thornton who first recorded “Hound Dog” – before Elvis made it a classic. Fans dubbed her Big Mama because of her forceful vocal style and commanding stature.