Little Richard Dead at Age 87 – My Personal Tribute

I was truly saddened to learn of Little Richard’s death due to causes related to bone cancer.  Along with Elvis, Fats, Chuck, and Jerry Lee, he provided the sound track for my high school years.  At one point, I owned more Little Richard 45s than Elvis ones. I even  joined a Little Richard fan club called Rock Bops.

Here is a reprint of an cover article I wrote back in 1997 for a free Greenville, SC entertainment weekly called Creative Loafing.  The text on the cover is enlarged following after the picture, so you don’t need a magnifying glass to read it.


This was a pretty disjointed way to present my old article.  It would have been better to show my original Word document, but after 23 years and four computers, I can’t find it.

By the way, the concert was terrific, and he did play “Heebie Jeebies.”

We will miss you Little Richard.  Say hi to Elvis for us.


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