RIP Little Richard

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stlrman

RIP Little Richard
« on: 9 May 2020, 02:53 pm »



One of a kind .. RIP

Mike B.

Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #1 on: 9 May 2020, 02:59 pm »
I am in my mid 70's and Little Richard's music was popular when I was in high school. He was quite the entertainer as well as musical pioneer. RIP

Phil A

Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #2 on: 9 May 2020, 03:13 pm »
RIP

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #3 on: 9 May 2020, 03:33 pm »
I am also in my mid 70's:

1. Chuck Berry
2. Little Richard
3. Fats Domino
4. Elvis Presley

The heart of early Rock 'n Roll but all gone!

Gene

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #4 on: 9 May 2020, 04:31 pm »
This is a huge loss.

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #5 on: 9 May 2020, 04:52 pm »
Sad news. RIP

Let's add few more to the list Gene.

5. Jerry Lee Lewis
6. Roy Orbison
7. The Everly Brothers
8. The Righteous Brothers

The soundtrack of our youth. Gone but not forgotten.

JD

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #6 on: 9 May 2020, 07:49 pm »
  RIP. They may be gone however their music will live forever. Tutti Frutti baby. Lets not forget Long Tall Sally.

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #7 on: 9 May 2020, 08:41 pm »
The first rock star
RIP

I was on a bus full of high school musicians the first time I was in Hollywood back in 1982 and someone on the bus saw him walking down the sidewalk, dressed up and struttin. They yelled "Hey Little Richard!" out the bus window and he turned and waved at us with a huge bright smile, everyone went berzerk.

A musician friend's girlfriend grew up in Hollywood, (she was a background screamer on "All Night Long") was waitress at Roscoes Chicken in Hollywood where she got to know him pretty well as he ate there often. She told me he was one of the nicest people she had ever met. Always very kind and happy.

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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #8 on: 9 May 2020, 10:14 pm »
I did not know he was in a wheel chair at the end of his life, and a whole lot of other interesting info. 

https://youtu.be/LTXfx4h4iPs

and this from 21:12  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XldBnWFjB8


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Re: RIP Little Richard
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Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #10 on: 10 May 2020, 02:25 pm »
If you look at when Rock and Roll started and those who were involved. Then look at where Rock went through the years and still is today, Little Richard is the one who clearly invented it.

The term “ahead of his time” is used a lot, but he is the definition of it.

RIP

JD

Digi-G

Re: RIP Little Richard
« Reply #11 on: 17 Sep 2020, 01:59 pm »
Just so there's no confusion, as of now (Sept 2020), half of the artists you mentioned are still with us.
 
Sad news. RIP

Let's add few more to the list Gene.

5. Jerry Lee Lewis
6. Roy Orbison
7. The Everly Brothers
8. The Righteous Brothers

The soundtrack of our youth. Gone but not forgotten.


JD