Little Richard, The 'King And Queen' Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 87
Sat 9 May, 2020 11:15 am
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 ....
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.
... 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.