Joseph Vernon Turner Jr. ("Big" Joe Turner) died this day in 1985. He was known as "The Boss Of The Blues" but also had a big effect on Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette and others that covered his tunes. Here's some select tunes from his great catalog as well as some choice covers...
"Shake, Rattle & Roll"- Big Joe Turner
"Shake, Rattle & Roll"- Bill Haley & His Comets
"Shake, Rattle & Roll/ Flip Flop Fly"- Elvis Presley
"Honey Hush"- Big Joe Turner
"Honey Hush"- Johnny & Dorsey Burnette
"Honey Hush"- Paul McCartney (w/ David Gilmore)