The Life and Times of Little Richard

The Life and Times of Little Richard

Little Richard made himself a star through sheer force of personality, breaking racial and sexual taboos on his way to becoming the primal force of 1950s' rock 'n' roll. Using Richard's own words, White chronicles his staggering career.

Author: Charles White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0711997616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 911

Little Richard made himself a star through sheer force of personality, breaking racial and sexual taboos on his way to becoming the primal force of 1950s' rock 'n' roll. Using Richard's own words, White chronicles his staggering career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Times of Little Richard

The Life and Times of Little Richard

Here comes Charles White's sensational book exposing the even more astonishing life and times of Richard Wayne Penniman from Macon, Georgia.

Author: Charles White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783230143

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 306

When Little Richard burst onto the scene in the early 1950s, he sounded like nothing on earth. Drenched in sweat, screaming, hollering and pumping his piano, he made all who followed soud tame. His stage act was so explosive that for years people assumed the real man could never match the flamboyant public image. Here comes Charles White's sensational book exposing the even more astonishing life and times of Richard Wayne Penniman from Macon, Georgia. Illustrated with pictures from Little Richard's own archive and including a comprehensive discography.
Categories: Music

Life and Times of Little Richard Rack

Life and Times of Little Richard Rack

Rock and roll will never die, and neither will the popularity of books about rock stars. Here is the definitive biography of the man who Elvis Presley called the greatest.

Author: Charles White

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671673068

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 297

View: 928

Rock and roll will never die, and neither will the popularity of books about rock stars. Here is the definitive biography of the man who Elvis Presley called "the greatest". An incredible story soon to be a major Paramount motion picture starring Eddie Murphy.
Categories: Rock musicians

The Big Life of Little Richard

The Big Life of Little Richard

The book explores both his influences as well as those he influenced as one of the Founding Fathers of rock n roll, complete with an array of amazing photos.

Author: Mark Ribowsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 1635767229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 754

The first major biography of Little Richard, a rollicking, nuanced celebration of the late singer/songwriter's life and his role in the history of American music--gospel, soul, rock, and more "Tutti Frutti" - "Rip It Up" - "Good Golly Miss Molly" - "Lucille" - "Long Tall Sally" -"You Keep A-Knockin'" Little Richard blazed the trail for generations of musicians--The Beatles, James Brown, the Everly Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Prince . . . the list seems endless. He was "The Originator," "The Innovator," and the self-anointed "King and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll." When he died on May 9, 2020, The Big Life of Little Richard--a nearly-completed book--was immediately updated to cover the international response to his death. It is the first major biography of Macon, Georgia's Richard Wayne Penniman, who was, until his passing, the last rock god standing. Mark Ribowsky, acclaimed biographer of musical icons--the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding--takes readers through venues, gigs, and studios, conveying the sweaty energy of music sessions limited to a few tracks on an Ampex tape machine and vocals sung along with a live band. He explores Little Richard's musicianship; his family life; his uphill battle against racism; his interactions with famous contemporaries and the media; and his lifelong inner conflict between his religion and his sexuality. The Big Life of Little Richard not only explores a legendary stage persona, but also a complex life under the makeup and pomade, the neon-lit duds and piano pyrotechnics, along with a full-body dive into the waters of sexual fluidity. By 2020, eighty-seven-year-old Little Richard's electrifying smile was still intact, as were his bona fides as rock's kingly architect: the '50s defined his reign, and he extended elder statesmanship ever since. His biggest smash, "Tutti Frutti," is one of history's most covered songs--a staple of the pre-Invasion Beatles--and Elvis pivoted from country to blues rock after Little Richard made R&B's sexual overtones a fundament of the new musical order. Even Hendrix, the greatest instrumentalist in rock history, toured with him before launching a meteoric solo career. Whenever someone pushes the music and culture of rock to its outer borders, one should turn to Little Richard for assurance that anything is possible.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Before Elvis

Before Elvis

Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock (New
York: Da Capo Press, 1994 [orig Harmony Books, 1984]), 40, 41, 47; Booth, “
Lloyd Price,” 110: Price claims to have recommended Little Richard both to Don
Robey ...

Author: Larry Birnbaum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810886384

Category: Music

Page: 463

View: 421

An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock n Roll surveys the origins of rock n roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock s origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock n roll appeared. This unique study ranges far and wide, highlighting not only the contributions of obscure but key precursors like Hardrock Gunter and Sam Theard but also the influence of celebrity performers like Gene Autry and Ella Fitzgerald. Too often, rock historians treat the genesis of rock n roll as a bolt from the blue, an overnight revolution provoked by the bland pop music that immediately preceded it and created through the white appropriation of music till then played only by and for black audiences. In Before Elvis, Birnbaum daringly argues a more complicated history of rock s evolution from a heady mix of ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, country music, mainstream pop, and rhythm-and-blues a melange that influenced one another along the way, from the absorption of blues and boogies into jazz and pop to the integration of country and Caribbean music into rhythm-and-blues. Written in an easy style, Before Elvis presents a bold argument about rock s origins and required reading for fans and scholars of rock n roll history."
Categories: Music

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography

To the extent that Little Richard was denied credit for being one of the first and
best rock ' n ' rollers , there is a lack of literature on this man who had an unusual
life . In King of Rock ' n ' Roll ( 1975 ) author John Garodkin probes this question ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015241303

Category: Biography

Page:

View: 576

Categories: Biography

The Virgin Encyclopedia of R B and Soul

The Virgin Encyclopedia of R   B and Soul

Richard Sings Freedom Songs ( Crown 1963 ) ** , Coming Home ( Coral 1963 )
** , King Of The Gospel Singers ( Wing 1964 ) * , Little ... FURTHER READING :
The Life And Times Of Little Richard : The Quasar Of Rock , Charles White .

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: IND:30000067189070

Category: Music

Page: 411

View: 555

This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of R&B and soul music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of R&B and soul music. It brings together people such as Otis Reading and Aretha Franklin with the great Philly groups of the 1970s, the mainstream soul of Will Downing and Anita Baker and the modern generation of artists such as Mary J. Blige, Babyface and Toni Braxton. As well as headline acts, the book also covers performers who flourished briefly. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.
Categories: Music

Rock on the Wild Side

Rock on the Wild Side

In his sermons ( as reported in Charles White ' s amazing 1984 biography , The
Life and Times of Little Richard : The Quasar of Rock , and elsewhere ) , Richard
would frequently refer to his former life of drugs and homosexuality , joyfully ...

Author: Wayne Studer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050063687

Category: Music

Page: 287

View: 914

Gay Images in the Popular Music of the Rock Era,In this pioneering book the author reviews,songs/albums with gay themes issued during the,rock era of the past thirty years. Included are,such artists as: David Bowie, Elton John, Boy,George, Little Richard, Village People, Bronski,Beat, Pet Shop Boys and many more. Illustrated,with over 30 photographs.
Categories: Music

Black Music Biography

Black Music Biography

Little Richard White , Charles . The Life and Times of Little Richard : The Quasar
of Rock , New York : Harmony Books , 1984 . xvi , 269 pp . photographs .
chronology . discography / filmography . index . This is the story of rock & roll
singer Little ...

Author: Samuel A. Floyd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048735925

Category: Music

Page: 302

View: 434

Categories: Music

Up From The Cradle Of Jazz

Up From The Cradle Of Jazz

Langdon Winner , “ Little Richard , " in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of
Rock and Roll , p . 48 . 9 . Penniman , “ Little Richard Is Big on Jesus . " 10 .
Charles White , The Life and Times of Little Richard : The Quasar of Rock ( New
York ...

Author: Jason Berry

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: UVA:X004345089

Category: Music

Page: 285

View: 259

Up from the Cradle of Jazz is an intimate history of New Orleans music during the last 45 years. It describes the piano playing of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Huey Piano Smith and Dr John; the singing of Irma Thomas, Little Richard, Aaron Neville and Lee Dorsey; the compositions and performances of Allen Toussaint, Guitar Slim, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, The Meters and The Neville Brothers. From smoky bars and nightclubs to the open air revelry of Mardi Gras, this work aims to be the definitive story of the music of contemporary New Orleans.
Categories: Music

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Little Richard ' s style , defined by his Specialty recordings , featured frenetic ,
shrieking vocals , suggestive lyrics , and boogie - woogie - style piano performed
at a remarkably fast tempo . His flamboyant ... The Life and Times of Little Richard
.

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0028973658

Category: African Americans

Page: 3203

View: 694

Contains 2,200 entries that provide information about African-American history, arranged alphabetically, and featuring a large number of biographies, as well as information about places, events, historical eras, legal cases, cultural achievements, professions, and sports.
Categories: African Americans

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present J N

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present  J N

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019877080

Category: African Americans

Page: 2579

View: 626

Alphabetically-arranged entries from J to N that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
Categories: African Americans

The Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Life and Times of Little Richard . New York : Harmony Puterbaugh , Parke . (
1990 , April 19 ) . Little Richard . Rolling Stone , p . 51 . Tamarkin , Jeff . ( 1987 ,
April 10 ) . Little Richard : Leaves a message . Goldmine , p . 10 . White , Timothy
.

Author: Nick Talevski

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000062241561

Category: Music

Page: 402

View: 230

Explores the history of the different rock and roll performers, producers, deejays, and songwriters who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Categories: Music

The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals

More than three hundred production stills and publicity photographs illustrate an anecdotal account of the gang's years at Hal Roach studios and MGM and career profiles of its star ragamuffins

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0517583259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 781

More than three hundred production stills and publicity photographs illustrate an anecdotal account of the gang's years at Hal Roach studios and MGM and career profiles of its star ragamuffins
Categories: Performing Arts

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

The Biography John Collis ... Little Richard , not helped by microphone failure at
one point , seemed to be flying somewhere high above Wembley . As the ...
Richard recalled the event in Charles White ' s The Life and Times of Little
Richard .

Author: John Collis

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026161336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 260

It’s no exaggeration to say that, with songs likeRock 'n’ Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven,andJohnny B. Goode,Chuck Berry invented rock 'n’ roll. However, his career has been overshadowed, and often stalled, by tax evasion, liaisons with an underage prostitute, and jail sentences. Now, John Collis interviews those who have worked with Berry and uncovers the truth about his life back in St. Louis. The result is a clear-eyed portrait of a musical genius who, even in his seventies, is still up on stage singingSweet Little Sixteen.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Entertainers

Entertainers

... as her letters home reveal , a friendly young woman The Life and Times of
Little Richard : The who was serious about ... 1992 . read by Earle Hyman 2
cassettes Naomi Judd Biography of the original wild man of rock ' n ' roll who
reputedly ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: Library of Congress

ISBN: UOM:39015041612147

Category: Reference

Page: 93

View: 903

Categories: Reference

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

C. White : The Life and Times of Little Richard : the Quasar of Rock ( New York ,
1984 ) . and it had 334 performances . There was a shortlived revised version in
New York in 1982 . Little Night Music , A. American musical with music and lyrics
 ...

Author: Peter Gammond

Publisher: Oxford, [England] ; Toronto : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002902568

Category: Music

Page: 739

View: 543

This companion provides information on people and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums dealing with all forms of Anglo-American and European popular music
Categories: Music

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Traumatized as a boy and thought a Judas among his schoolmates, Greene tried Russian Roulette and attempted suicide.

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405513937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 682

Probably the greatest British novelist of his generation, Graham Greene's own story was as strange and compelling as those he told of Pinkie the Mobster, Harry Lime, or the Whisky Priest. A restless traveller, he was a witness to many of the key events of modern history - including the origins of the Vietnam War, the Mau Mau Rebellion, the betrayal of the double-agent Kim Philby, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla wars of Central America. Traumatized as a boy and thought a Judas among his schoolmates, Greene tried Russian Roulette and attempted suicide. He suffered from bipolar illness, which caused havoc in his private life as his marriage failed, and one great love after another suffered shipwreck, until in his later years he found constancy in a decidedly unconventional relationship. Often called a Catholic novelist, his works came to explore the no man's land between belief and unbelief. A journalist, an MI6 officer, and an unfailing advocate for human rights, he sought out the inner narratives of war and politics in dozens of troubled places, and yet he distrusted nations and armies, believing that true loyalty was a matter between individuals. A work of wit, insight, and compassion, this new biography of Graham Greene, the first undertaken in a generation, responds to the many thousands of pages of lost letters that have recently come to light and to new memoirs by those who knew him best. It deals sensitively with questions of private life, sex, and mental illness; it gives a thorough accounting for the politics of the places he wrote about; it investigates his involvement with MI6 and the Cambridge five; above all, it follows the growth of a writer whose works changed the lives of millions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Popular Music

American Popular Music

Charles White , The Life and Times of Little Richard : The Quasar of Rock ( New
York : Harmony Books , 1984 ) , 48 . 27 . Colin Escott and Martin Hawkins , Good
Rockin ' Tonight : Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ' n ' Roll ( New York : St ...

Author: Glenn Appell

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114205466

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 141

Appell (jazz studies, Diablo Valley College) and Hemphill (graduate studies, research, and development, San Francisco State University) offer a textbook for popular music, humanities, or cultural studies courses, organized by the musical influences of particular cultural groups--African American, European American, Latin, Native American and Asian--rather than a strict chronological approach. This is followed by a section tracing modern jazz to hip hop. They survey a broad range of styles, from minstrelsy, blues, hymns, and wind bands to Chicano music, Afro-Caribbean music, bebop, acid jazz, girl groups, folk-rock, the British invasion, R&B, and rock.
Categories: Music