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Little Richard passed away

Postby never/ever » 09 May 2020, 14:12

Just reported he died age 87....but now the paper I read it in just pulled the page down.
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Re: Little Richard passed away....or did he?

Postby Flower » 09 May 2020, 14:35

Little Richard's Wikipedia page .. changed before my eyes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Richard

Unfortunately, he seems to be dead. :(
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Postby Flower » 09 May 2020, 14:44

More of the sad news ...

https://www.latestnewssouthafrica.com/2 ... -has-died/

I really liked Little Richard. When I was a small girl, his blue fingernail polish endeared him to me. Later on, it was his music ...

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Postby GoogaMooga » 09 May 2020, 15:16

Very sad news. 87 is a ripe old age, but still, what a great guy, what a showman! Looks like Jerry Lee Lewis really WILL be the last man standing. When Little Richard signed with Specialty and cut those three albums, it was like a nuclear blast. He really was the wildest. RIP Richard Penniman AKA Little Richard
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Postby Charlie O. » 09 May 2020, 15:30

I'm glad I got to see him when I did (he was unexpectedly great, as was his band). Those Specialty sides are bedrock, obviously, and I like a fair amount of his later stuff too. One of the greatest of the greatest.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 09 May 2020, 15:34

Charlie O. wrote:I'm glad I got to see him when I did (he was unexpectedly great, as was his band). Those Specialty sides are bedrock, obviously, and I like a fair amount of his later stuff too. One of the greatest of the greatest.

R.I.P.


Indeed - one of the true greats of that and any era..... goddam.... this has really shook me. RIP Richard. :cry:
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Postby Positive Passion » 09 May 2020, 15:45

A true great indeed. I saw him play live on a double bill with Chuck Berry.

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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 09 May 2020, 16:17

Positive Passion wrote:A true great indeed. I saw him play live on a double bill with Chuck Berry.


Given his greatest days came long before my own obsession with music and just before my birth, he always held legendary status for me.

I saw him in Toronto in 1989 along with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and others.
Predictably he was the best performer that wonderful night.

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Postby Carlsson » 09 May 2020, 16:52

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

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Postby Muskrat » 09 May 2020, 19:11

Looks pretty Dead to me

Little Richard, a founding father of rock & roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone. The cause of death was bone cancer, the musician’s lawyer Bill Sobel told Rolling Stone.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 09 May 2020, 19:19

Those first two Specialty albums are epic. Proof that there actually were great rock LPs in the '50s.

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Postby Flower » 09 May 2020, 19:40

I would've loved to see this live, in Rome of all places.

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Postby pcqgod » 10 May 2020, 04:26

He never seemed to grow old. I was hoping he would make it to at least 100.
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Postby Sam Stone » 10 May 2020, 10:03

Truly one of the greats.

As David Savage put it "he sounded like the last man alive singing the first song ever written".

RIP Little Richard

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Postby Jimbo » 10 May 2020, 12:07

Diamond Dog wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:I'm glad I got to see him when I did (he was unexpectedly great, as was his band). Those Specialty sides are bedrock, obviously, and I like a fair amount of his later stuff too. One of the greatest of the greatest.

R.I.P.


Indeed - one of the true greats of that and any era..... goddam.... this has really shook me. RIP Richard. :cry:


You posted about Little Richard a time before where I forget what you wrote but something about how he was the real deal and your words set me on a LR binge. Thanks DD. And goodbye Richard.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 May 2020, 12:48

Jimbo wrote:
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Charlie O. wrote:I'm glad I got to see him when I did (he was unexpectedly great, as was his band). Those Specialty sides are bedrock, obviously, and I like a fair amount of his later stuff too. One of the greatest of the greatest.

R.I.P.


Indeed - one of the true greats of that and any era..... goddam.... this has really shook me. RIP Richard. :cry:


You posted about Little Richard a time before where I forget what you wrote but something about how he was the real deal and your words set me on a LR binge. Thanks DD. And goodbye Richard.


I know Presley was the biggest star from that era and Jerry Lee was the unhinged personality but... Chuck wrote the greatest songs, and Little Richard had the most stunning voice of them all and a vibrancy and just pure love of the material that overcame all. I defy anyone to watch a performance of him at his prime and not be completely enraptured by his presence. A true one off that has been imitated by many but bettered by none.
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Re: Little Richard passed away

Postby never/ever » 21 May 2020, 09:49

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