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    RIP the great Little Richard

    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    His first couple years of singles are untouchable. I play them shockingly frequently.

    A WOP BOP A LOO-OP A WOP BAM BOOM!

    rest in peace
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    R.I.P. Little Richard, one of my teen idols growing up in the 50's & 60's.
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    One of the all time greats for sure.

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    It's hard to think of a better pure rock and roll singer.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    RIP.....The Architect of R&R

    Who's left from that era still, Jerry Lee Lewis?

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    What a legend. And such a personality too! Along with the classics he had in the early days of rock n roll, I always loved this song that he had a hit with in the mid-'80s - he co-wrote it with Billy Preston and it was featured in the movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Little Richard also played a great role in the movie as 'Orvis Goodnight'):


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    R.I.P.

    I stumbled in a bar on the Daytona beach strip in February 1980 and got a private performance by Tutti Frutti.

    It was right out of a David Lynch movie.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    RIP - A true Rock and Roll Icon.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    R.I.P.

    I stumbled in a bar on the Daytona beach strip in February 1980 and got a private performance by Tutti Frutti.

    It was right out of a David Lynch movie.
    ????

    Can you elaborate?
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    Rest in peace, Little Richard. One of my all-time favorite rock and roll artists.
    if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is brother you have to wait

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    RIP !

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    What I wouldn't have given to have been there to see the expression on the collective face of white America when first it laid eyes on this particular specimen of humanity! RIP.....
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    RIP! A Legend for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    RIP.....The Architect of R&R

    Who's left from that era still, Jerry Lee Lewis?
    I think one of the Everly Brothers is still with us.

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    The biggest impact on rock & roll! RIP Little Richard.


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    RIP Richard. Rock and Roll Heaven just got another great performer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    ????

    Can you elaborate?
    High School- spring break 1980 -I left my beach Motel to grab a beer in the first place on the strip.

    Besides the bartender, I was the only one there until Little Richard started playing in the corner of this little dive bar.

    He had his organ under a preacher podium, with a garish red a green light oscillating overhead.

    There was no cover charge and I left after a few tunes.

    I never thought about it again until his brief reemergence in the early 90s.

    In 1980, Little Richard was the last musical artist on anyone's mind.....I guess.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    WOW. It was really him?
    That's amazing and quite sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    High School- spring break 1980 -I left my beach Motel to grab a beer in the first place on the strip.

    Besides the bartender, I was the only one there until Little Richard started playing in the corner of this little dive bar.

    He had his organ under a preacher podium, with a garish red a green light oscillating overhead.

    There was no cover charge and I left after a few tunes.

    I never thought about it again until his brief reemergence in the early 90s.

    In 1980, Little Richard was the last musical artist on anyone's mind.....I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    WOW. It was really him?
    That's amazing and quite sad.
    I'm assuming really bad management.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    In this case the old cliche “end of an era” truly applies. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    In 1980, Little Richard was the last musical artist on anyone's mind.
    ...as was the case even in the more proximate 60s. For those of us with limited historical consciousness, LR and his 50s colleagues were paleo-relics with little more credibility than goofball shlocksters Sha Na Na. I saw Chuck Berry open for the Byrds in 1970 and most in the audience--including myself--barely noticed.
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    Little Richard was the first glam rock and roller, to boot. I read in one of his biographies that in one show in the 50s he came out on stage wearing a jacket studded with little mirrors. When the spot light hit him, he was like a walking disco ball. And this was decades before Slade did similar things with mirrors on apparel.
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    I hear Richard's autobiography is quite a read.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    The first Little Richard hit I remember hearing was "Lucille." She won't do her sister's will.

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