He was already in his 40s in Rock & Roll's infancy, and had been recording for quite some time by then. A big guy with big talent, BIG JOE TURNER was born this day in 1911, and despite a long, long list of chart hits, is best remembered for his original versions of "Flip, Flip & Fly" and especially "Shake, Rattle and Roll." See a classic live performance of the latter by clicking below.