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Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87

 
 
Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 08:13 am
I loved this guy.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/little-richard-dead-48505/?fbclid=IwAR0GRVdc8IUX8e3VIbTiCbe5wREKTRw7fhJroQQqkj62JFzOUcJMHwNh6TM
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 08:16 am
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 11:07 am
@edgarblythe,
yup
love/d him and his music
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 11:10 am
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/09/523627004/little-richard-obituary

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Little Richard, The 'King And Queen' Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 87


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 11:15 am
Freedom Blues
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:30 pm
I saw him at the New Years Eve '71 concert in Cleveland. He showed up because Mountain got held up by weather. He use a pick up band from Cleveland.

I never cared too much for him and I was prepared to leave when he got on stage, I didn't leave but and I'm glad I didn't. He blew the place apart. One of the best live music acts I ever saw. Absolutely astounding.

Cactus, McKendry Springs, Country Joe McDonald were other acts (Country Joe sucked). There was another band, hell if I can remember who it was ....
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 11:41 pm
The first time I heard The Beatles I was in a club in the Philipines. My memory has grown weak. It may have been Osaka, Japan. The jukebox played Kansas City. Amid the racket, it was easy to make the mistake I made. I assumed I was hearing Little Richard. I had been listening to Little Richard's song, Hey Hey Hey for a long time. At one point The Beatles begin aping Little Richard's song.

bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 07:29 am
@edgarblythe,
They got pretty close on this:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 09:05 am
At one time almost every respectable rock and near rock artist had to record that song.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 11:16 am
@edgarblythe,
Every symphony plays Mozart, too.

Who but Little Richard has the talent and musical talent to make "tutti frutti, all rootti" a classic?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 12:54 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
He once employed Jimi Hedrix but fired him for being too pretty.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 03:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
... and upstaged him! He left Little Richard..not fired... ‘cause he wasn’t getting paid properly...owed 5-6 weeks back pay..so he left them. He also was with Isley Brothers also known there as Maurice James. In addition, he was with Joey Dee and the Starliters.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 04:44 pm
@Ragman,
Depends who you believe. According to this, Richard's brother fired Hendrix. To me it's not worth arguing over. Both went on to leave their legacy of greatness.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/why-little-richard-fired-jimi-hendrix-from-his-band.html/
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 04:52 pm
@edgarblythe,
Either way, it’s only rock and roll and I like it!
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 01:38 am
@Ragman,
My favorite is "Lucille".
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 06:29 am
I still have his definitive vinyl albums.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 09:00 am
@edgarblythe,
I have all the infinitive ones.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 01:19 pm
Little Richard put rock and roll into country music, via Waylon Jennings
https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/the-time-waylon-jennings-got-fired-for-playing-little-richard/?fbclid=IwAR15AUu3D0c55ilgfmLf7qN457mBpQndFYhl3v79O4XDvO4Uk6UMVQQ3O1w
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