Friday, May 15th

by musicclipoftheday

only rock ‘n’ roll

Little Richard, 1932-2020

“Tutti Frutti,” 1956 (screen test, The Girl Can’t Help It)



“Long Tall Sally,” 1956 (Don’t Knock the Rock)



“Good Golly, Miss Molly,” 1958



“Rip It Up,” early 1960s



“Lucille,” 1973



When you look at today’s Grammy winners – God bless them – half of them were discovered when they were 10 years old, were groomed, and had managers and publicists. Little Richard just clawed his way to the top at a very early age with nothing except a tremendous amount of talent and gumption.

David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll (2009)



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