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Irma Thomas

Irma ThomasAKA Irma Lee

Born: 18-Feb-1941
Birthplace: Ponchatoula, LA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Soul Queen of New Orleans

Discovered by Tommy Ridgley in 1959 when she was working as a waitress, she recorded You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don't Mess With My Man), which charted in May 1960. Other hits followed, including Ruler of My Heart and Cry On, but the song that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth is Time on My Side, appropriated by the The Rolling Stones to much greater success than she had with it.

Husband: (m. her at age 14, after she got knocked up, two children)
Husband: Andrew Thomas (met when she was 17, two children)

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