Happy Birthday: Little Richard

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

littlerichard.jpgLittle Richard

Date of Birth 5 December 1932, Macon, Georgia, USA

Birth Name Richard Wayne Penniman

The band hated that makeup. If we didn’t put on makeup, they wouldn’t have let us in those white clubs. They figured we weren’t gonna bother the white girls.

[on Elvis Presley] Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.

[on Elvis Presley] He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn’t let black music through. He opened the door for black music.

The grass may look greener on the other side, but it’s just as hard to cut.

 

 

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