Little Richard

Little Richard

by Wayne L Wilson


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When Little Richard first burst upon the music scene in the 1950s, people weren't sure what to think. They had never seen anything quite like this flamboyant character as he wildly pounded on the piano. But it didn't take long before they fell in love with his raspy voice, outrageous personality, and defiant and uninhibited music that made them want to kick their shoes off and dance the night away. Little did they know that this pioneer, who came from a poor area of Macon, Georgia, would one day be heralded as the Architect of Rock and Roll. Little Richard blew the lid off music considered taboo by bigots who called it "race music." He ignored the critics and created songs that appealed to young people worldwide. With such classics as "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," Little Richard defined the essence of rock and roll and influenced countless musicians for generations, from rock to hip-hop and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624694004
Publisher: Purple Toad Pub Inc
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Righteous Rockers
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Wild Child 4

Sister Rosetta Tharpe 9

Chapter 2 Music and Life Lessons 10

The Jukebox 17

Chapter 3 Rock and Roll Beginnings 18

Racism and Rock 25

Chapter 4 The Showstopper 26

Alan Freed: Rock and Roll Hero 33

Chapter 5 The Comeback 34

Little Richard Quotes-About Little Richard 40

Chronology 41

Chapter Notes 42

Further Reading 45

Works Consulted 45

Books 45

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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