Little Richard leaves with Little to No Fan Fare

Little Richard the King of Rock and Roll who was full of robust and fanfare equity transition with little recognition.


It has taken me some time to find some footage celebrating the life of Little Richard, but Chile, I got it and would be trifling not to ensure that I paid homage to a man who gave so much to African-Amerian Culture

Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard)  was born in Macon, Georgia, one of 12 children of Charles, a bricklayer, and his wife Leva Mae Stewart. His family were Seventh-day Adventists and Richard learned the piano and sang gospel in the local church choir, but was thrown out of the family home at 13. initially, he performed in medicine shows – with “miracle cures” promoted between entertainment acts – before hitching to Atlanta, where he signed to RCA Records in 1951, using the name Little Richard.

His first hit,Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom! , Tutti Frutti, was released in October 1955, crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom. His next hit single, “Long Tall Sally” (1956), hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart, followed by a rapid succession of 15 more hit singles in less than three years. His performances during this period resulted in integration between white Americans and African Americans in his audience. In 1962, during a five-year period in which Penniman abandoned rock and roll music for born-again Christianity, concert promoter Don Arden persuaded him to tour Europe. During this time, Arden had the Beatles open for Penniman on some tour dates, capitalizing on his popularity. Penniman advised them on how to perform his songs and taught Paul McCartney his distinctive vocalizations.[1]

If you have the time, please honor him by reading his entire legacy here