Little Richard has passed at 87 years old - Amen ! Rest In Peace
You just do not get more Iconic early Rock and Roll than that man who influenced so many other performers thru the years ( Prince comes to mind )
Rock legends are a very special loss to many who have enjoyed there music and in this case started a very very American Rock and Roll revolution that Rocks on until this very day
Rock and Roll is her to stay -it will never die ! - sure wasn’t kidding !!
Little Richards first song ( in the title ) was out in the mid 50’s ——and that’s a long time ago to be Rock en and Roll en !!!
Great music is such a wonderful thing
Enjoy and. Stay Safe
Back in the mid fifties we had a neighbor who used to pass records on to my older brother. One of those was "Keep A Knockin'" by Little Richard. That record, and "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley were two records I played constantly from 1957 on, from the time I was able to first manage a little bit, the operation of a small kid's record player. I was not quite 3. I believe I still have those records, and they are completely worn out. I've gone through a couple of additional copies since.
Richard Penniman was truly an icon of the mid fifties, and he was also a very spiritual man. He loved God dearly. He will always, along with Elvis, be special to me.
Godspeed, Little Richard.
My Gandfather brought home Elvis Presley’s earliest recordings long before the masses knew of him and the Ed Sullivan Show that exposed him to the masses and had them playing in the house a lot
Blue Moon of Kentucky ( justa keep on shinen -) comes to mind and another about a Train that I cannot remember the title of
Elvis came up thru country music that my grandfather was big time into going to these little record stores then that had country music ( not as popular then as it is now )
He loved the mid west as it reminded him of Sicily which is where he was from as a boy
I was about 11 years old in the mid 50’s so clearly recall the early days of Rock and Roll and its effect on my Teens
Still will enjoy some Dew Wop from time to time as I enjoy almost all music -add Rock Country Classical and Opera to the list above
My vinyl collection of 60’ and 70 ‘s music is very extensive and enjoying it very much being confined to the house these days which has turned out to be a big plus
Wow, those must have been the earliest records, on SUN. That would be great if you still had them!
I love old audio gear and music. I have a lot of records, 33 and 45 mostly, and some 78s. Also some Reel to Reel tapes. I retired this year, and the cars and hifi stuff, plus normal chores are all keeping me from going nuts!
Elvis’s very early music was on the Sun label as you are reminding me ( a Very cool thought )
Sad to say my family did not keep the early 45’s and 78’s but they would be great to own
I remember having stacks of 45 records In a room in my parents house and one day they were just gone
Not really sure how that happened or why
Just as a point of interest Jason Edge the webmaster and super knowledgeable 63-64 Cadillac Parts guy on this site was president of the The World Wide Elvis Presley Fan Club for a good while In the past so the subject is near and dear to him for sure
Early Rock and Roll in America was an amazing social event as a teenager and I loved and enjoyed every minute of it myself
The times pretty much were the style that John Travolta took on in the movie Grease as a teenager for me and my friends then
The called the style - hoods or juvenile delinquent types then ( slicked back hair like Elvis of coarse )
Do you by chance remember the movie called - The Blackboard Jungle - which was a very strong style statement for its time ( you might be to young )
Leather jacket gang mentality kind of a thing that the girls went for big time In High School
The bad boys were and still are my friends I am glad to say
Enjoy and Stay Safe
Just read that Bob Dylan was very Very influenced by the late very Great LiL Richard - Rest In Peace and his Idol Arlo Guthrey
Bob new album is out June 19 th —for those interested
Such a musical genius
The man paints pictures in your head with his words and songs