Little Richard

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Little Rich·ard

 (rĭch′ərd) Pseudonym of Richard Wayne Penniman. Born 1932.
American singer of rock music. Noted for his flamboyant style, he influenced many artists, among them Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
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God give that such may be the case, for of all the winsome and affectionate little fellows I have ever seen, not even excepting mine own dear son, the little Richard was the most to be beloved.
LITTLE RICHARD: Here's Little Richard (Speciality) It was the first album I couldn't stop listening to.
BIRTHDAYS: Little Richard, rock 'n' roll star, 86; Jose Carreras, tenor, 72; Morgan Brittany, actress, 67; Lee Chapman, former footballer/ restaurateur and bar owner, 59; Carlton Palmer, former footballer, 53; Ronnie O'Sullivan, snooker player, 43
BIRTHDAYS: Little Richard, rock 'n' roll star, 83; Jose Carreras, tenor, 69; Morgan Brittany, actress, 64; Lee Chapman, former footballer/ restaurateur and bar owner, 56; Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, former ski jumper, 52, Carlton Palmer, former footballer, 50; Ronnie O'Sullivan, snooker player, 40; Paula Patton, actress, 40; Jessica Pare, actress, 35.
I've Been Out There: On the Road with Legends of Rock n Roll tells of the life and times of the leader of the Upsetters in the 1950s, the original backing band for Little Richard and, later, the backup band for Sam Cooke, and it provides an insider's view of both the music industry of the times and the band's tours and interactions with major musicians from James Brown to Jackie Wilson and Etta James.
Michael Hill clearly remembers John's reaction to first hearing Little Richard singing Long Tall Sally - because it struck him dumb.
Little Richard's latest excuse for a plethora of public-funded jet-setting trips is a pile of BBC2 tosh called Wild Weather.
What awaited me there was a recording of the band doing a cover of Little Richard's "Keep A' Knockin','' which had only been posted a couple weeks beforehand.
The picture, which shows the band walking across the pitch flanked by police to ensure their safety, was screened as Sir Paul performed Little Richard's Long Tall Sally, which was the final song the band performed in its entirety at their final show.
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