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Little Richard: Lewisham Odeon, London

Live Review by Mick Farren, NME, July 1975

THE DEBUT DATE of Little Richard's UK tour at the half empty Lewisham Odeon was little short of a disaster. Possibly the person least to ...

Little Richard: The Specialty Sessions

Review by Andy Gill, Q, February 1990

THOUGH HE RECORDED for several other labels in his career, the few years that Little Richard spent with Art Rupe's Specialty Records were to provide ...

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Little Richard speaks, part 1 (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1985

Little Richard on the demonic nature of Rock'n'Roll of which, nonetheless, he is King; on how he came out of the American South; on Otis Redding and much more. Hear him sing!

File format: mp3 File size: 26.3mb Interview length: 28 minutes 47 seconds Sound quality: ****

Little Richard speaks, part 2 (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1985

Mr Penniman on God, Gospel, Sex, Drugs & Rock'n'Roll. Phew!

File format: mp3 File size: 21.5mb Interview length: 23 minutes 30 seconds Sound quality: ****

Little Richard (1987)

Interview by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1987

Little Richard, on the 'phone, talks about race, religion, Good Works, the original giants of rock'n'roll, and Prince and Michael Jackson

File format: mp3 File size: 20.3mb Interview length: 22 minutes 13 seconds Sound quality: **

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Little Richard, Duane Eddy, The Shirelles: The Regal, Edmonton, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, November 1963

THE OPENING night of the Duane Eddy/Little Richard/Shirelles tour was a lot better than most people expected at the Regal Edmonton, 2nd performance on Saturday. ...

Little Richard: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, March 1967

Little Richard has recently achieved considerable publicity and one may assume that Brian Epstein nudged the Press and ITV into action. However it was caused, ...

Little Richard: Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Post, August 1969

Little Richard Rouses Crowd At Central Park Rock Concert ...

Little Richard, Child Of God

Interview by David Dalton, Rolling Stone, May 1970

I DIDN'T GET to see Little Richard at the Atlantic City Pop Festival where he followed Janis Joplin and revived his own legend, but when ...

Little Richard: The Rill Thing

Review by Joel Selvin, Rolling Stone, September 1970

AS INCREDIBLE AS IT may seem, Little Richard is as great as he says he is. His new album, the first in three years, is ...

Little Richard Takes El's Advice

Report by David Dalton, Rolling Stone, March 1971

CLEVELAND – "I'm going to tell Elvis what you did for me, hear?" Richard whispers to the stewardess as she leans over to deposit two ...

Little Richard: King Of Rock 'n' Roll/Various Artists: This Is How It All Began

Review by Roger St. Pierre, NME, December 1971

PERHAPS IT'S just that I'm a bit too fussy, but basically I don't like going to see live gigs of the artists I admire. Too ...

Little Richard: The Georgia Peach

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, August 1972

OOOWEE, Lawd knows it was a bad night's work. According to the divine plan, the Wembley crowd should have been blowing kisses at the Georgia ...

Keep On Rockin': Interview with film director D. A. Pennebaker

Report and Interview by John Pidgeon, NME, September 1972

KEEP ON ROCKIN' is in town, and so is the rock film revolutionary who created this celluloid spectacle of Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck ...

Little Richard: A Bizarre Interview With The Amazing, Self-Styled King Of Rock 'N' Roll

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, November 1972

HE CALLS HIMSELF the Georgia Peach, the Bronze Liberace and the King of Rock and Roll. Little Richard calls himself a lot of things. Some ...

Is This the Start of A WOPBOPALOOBOPALOPBAM BOOM?

Report and Interview by Cliff White, NME, July 1977

(Or... will the real Little Richard please stand up) ...

Little Richard: Little Richard Now (Creole)

Review by Cliff White, NME, November 1977

AT IRREGULAR intervals throughout the 20 years since he cut about a dozen of the greatest rock'n'roll records ever made, Little Richard has re-re-recorded the ...

Little Richard: The Quasar Speaks!

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, January 1985

LITTLE RICHARD Penniman is one of rock's greatest legends. If you're interested in his past, you'd be well advised to read his new biography, The ...

Little Richard/Larry Williams/Bobby Day albums

Review by Richard Cook, NME, March 1985

Little Richard, Here’s Little Richard (Ace)Little Richard: Little Richard Volume 2 (Ace)Little Richard: The Fabulous Little Richard (Ace)Larry Williams: Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Ace)Bobby Day: The ...

Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, March 1985

YOU CATCH sight of him across the Hilton's gaudy foyer, an ordinary enough black man in track-suit top, tuxedo pants, and matted wet-look coiffure. ...

Solomon Burke, Willie Garcia, Johnny Otis, Little Richard: Four Souls – From Music To The Ministry

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, August 1985

SOLOMON BURKE looked more like Don Corleone surveying his domain in The Godfather than a preacher preparing to conduct a recent late-afternoon service. ...

Little Richard: This Man Invented Rock'n'roll

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, October 1986

Little Richard was wearing make-up and singing pervy songs and shocking audiences before Prince or Sid Vicious or Martin Degville were even born. "I'm a living legend!" ...

Little Richard: "I Am The Rill Thang!"

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, December 1986

GOOD GOSH A-MIGHTY...it's Little Richard. A little fuller in the face, a little thicker in the waist, but there he is in a Mayfair Hotel ...

Little Richard Comes Home

Report and Interview by Robert Gordon, Musician, December 1990

WHO Little Richard WHERE Macon, Georgia WHEN September 23, 1990 ...

Bumps Blackwell and Little Richard: 'Tutti Frutti'

Interview by John Pidgeon, Record Hunter, May 1991

Written by: Dorothy La Bostrie and Richard PennimanProduced by: Bumps BlackwellRecorded in: New Orleans in September 1955 ...

Little Richard: AWOP-BOP-ALOO-MOP-ALOP-BAM-BOOM!

Profile by Wayne Robins, Newsday, June 1992

THERE'S NO QUESTION that some rock icons learned how to do what they do by watching and hearing Little Richard, from the cascading "whooo's!" on ...

10 Questions for Little Richard

Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, December 1999

The sultan of frutti on the Devil’s music, Pat Boone and the best hair pomade. ...

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