Thursday, 9 July 2009
ROCK 'N' ROLL STUDIES NUMBER 2, RICHARD WAYNE PENNIMAN, LITTLE RICHARD.
FROM HIS ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION:
"He is considered the key figure in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock 'n roll in the 1950s. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site entry on Richard observes that, "more than any other performer—save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. On record, he made spine-tingling rock and roll. His frantically charged piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on such classics as "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly" defined the dynamic sound of rock and roll.""
Little Richard: " Chile, I taught you boys EVERYTHIN' you know."
Sir Paul McCartney, MBE: " That's right, you did."