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

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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

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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.
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Jet

Jet

Penniman attracted widespread attention with the 1984 publication of The Life
and Times of Little Richard by Charles White. The book graphically detailed
Richard's unusual sexual appetite. Last year, a car accident in West Hollywood
that ...

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Vibe

Vibe

he says in the Charles White bio The Life and Times of Little Richard, a book he's
not pleased with because he feels it ... Little Richard's personal and professional
career encompass the sum total of popular American entertainment.

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Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.
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SPIN

SPIN

"Esquerita was playing piano for her," recalls Richard in The Life and Times of
Little Richard. "So Esquerita and me went up to my house and he got on the
piano. He had the biggest hands of anybody I'd seen. I said, 'Hey, how do you do
that?

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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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

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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."
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Edward Colston the Philanthropist His Life and Times

Edward Colston  the Philanthropist  His Life and Times

From the other parishes we will not further infringe upon our pages than by
selecting the following names , with many of which the reader is already familiar :
Edward Bovey , Dr. Marplott , Ralph Ollive , Thomas Tovey , Humphry Little ,
Richard ...

Author: Thomas Garrard

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044081240640

Category: Bristol (England)

Page: 507

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History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke

History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke

Monsieur caught at the suggestion . “ Oh yes , ” said he , “ we must think of
somebody to be auprès de M . Burke . ” * After some deliberation , it was settled
that the little Chevalier de la Bintinnaye , whom Richard had seen in Brussels ,
and who ...

Author: Thomas Macknight

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044009703349

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Little Richard

Little Richard

Legendary DJ Hamp Swain filled me in on the early days of Little Richard as an
entertainer when he performed with Hamp's band, the Hamptones. Seaborn
Jones, poet and man of parts, paints a portrait of Little Richard unlike any other; ...

Author: David Kirby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441174369

Category: Music

Page: 224

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A brilliant new biography of the extraordinary, outrageous performer who helped open the floodgates of Rock 'n' Roll. In June, 2007, Little Richard's 1955 Specialty Records single, "Tutti Frutti," topped Mojo magazine's list of "100 Records That Changed the World." But back in the early 1950s, nobody gave Little Richard a second glance. It was a time in America where the black and white worlds had co-existed separately for nearly two centuries. After "Tutti Frutti," Little Richard began garnering fans from both sides of the civil rights divide. He brought black and white youngsters together on the dance floor and even helped to transform race relations. Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll begins by grounding the reader in the fertile soil from which Little Richard's music sprang. In Macon, Georgia, David Kirby interviews relatives and local characters, who knew Little Richard way back when, citing church and family as his true inspiration. His antics began as early as grade school, performing for his classmates every time the teacher would leave the room, connecting to an age-old American show biz tradition of charade and flummery. On the road, Little Richard faced competition from his peers, honing his stage show and making it, too, an act that could not be counterfeited. Kirby sees Little Richard as a foxy warrior, fighting with skill and cunning to take his place among the greats. In the words of Keith Richards (on hearing "Tutti Frutti" for the first time), "it was as though the world changed suddenly from monochrome to Technicolor." Those sentiments have consistently been echoed by the music-listening world, and the time is ripe for a reassessment of Little Richard's genius and legacy.
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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
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Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0028973658

Category: African Americans

Page: 3203

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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

Memoir of the Life and Times of John Carpenter

Memoir of the Life and Times of John Carpenter

Also I bequeath to William Chedworth that little book of mine called “ Prosperus
de vita contemplativa , ” with other things in ... as a like memorial of me , my little
book containing “ Alanus de planctu , ” with other notable things ; and to Richard
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Author: Thomas Brewer

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ISBN: BNC:1001924782

Category: Educators

Page: 184

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Awesome African American Rock and Soul Musicians

Awesome African American Rock and Soul Musicians

The 1984 biography The Life and Times of Little Richard captivated readers , and
in 1985 he survived a serious auto accident . In 1986 , he appeared in the hit
movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills , which included his hit song " Great Gosh a
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Author: David Aretha

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1598451405

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Read about important African American musicians including: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince"--Provided by publisher.
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Seeking a Sanctuary

Seeking a Sanctuary

On Little Richard see Charles White , The Life and Times of Little Richard : The
Quasar of Rock ( London : Pan Books Ltd . , 1985 ) . Curiously , White does not
mention Seventhday Adventism explicitly , but the rock singer ' s Adventist ...

Author: Malcolm Bull

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041040895

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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Analyzes the theological heritage, development, and social institutions of Seventh-Day Adventism
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The life and times of sir Walter Raleigh

The life and times of sir Walter Raleigh

Little Things . W . W . Newton , Twelve Illustns . | 21 . Minnie Neilson ' s Summer
15 . Short Sermons for Little PeoHolidays , and What ... Emily ' s Lessons ; or ,
Chapters in the Life of a Young Christian . ... Richard Harvey ; or , Taking Them .

Author: Charles Kittridge True

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ISBN: OXFORD:600013385

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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

She has more change of which little David had entered ; tone , more variety both
of action the sense as of a shameful ... lowered the son of a marchingBut when , "
continues Richard captain into a mean stage - player ; Cumberland , for it is he ...

Author: John Forster

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11130152

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 336

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The Life and Times of Charles James Fox

The Life and Times of Charles James Fox

Indeed , I am afraid it will in the end get the better of what little ambition I have ,
and that I shall never be anything but a lounging fellow . " * Six weeks afterwards
, in a letter , dated Florence , September the 22nd , 17.67 , he writes to Richard ...

Author: Earl John Russell Russell

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044019324557

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Role Models

Role Models

... welfare family of six eating their last food-stamp dinner as a hyper Little
Richard followed by squealing fans bursts through the door, uninvited, thrusting
bags groceries at the hungry, I bring up the book—The Life and Times of Little
Richard, ...

Author: John Waters

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429944571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich—and happily horrify readers everywhere. Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis—these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness. Role Models is a personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.
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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

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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.
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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

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AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY offers an innovative approach to popular music appreciation. The book treats major cultural sources, including African American, Latino, and European American styles and artists, in chronological fashion while also investigating less-visible cultural influences. The history of popular music in America offers an excellent example of cultural exchange. No other college textbook in publication addresses the subject of American popular music from a multicultural perspective in this thorough manner.
Categories: Music

The Life and Times of Anthony Wood

The Life and Times of Anthony Wood

Oxford , 1 Richard Good , m . daughter of chandler of Oxon ; | Thomas Blagrave
sepult . ... and was buried in a voult under a little chapel 5 joyning on the north
side of St. John's College formerly built by his 1 i.e. the arch which spans New
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Author: Anthony à Wood

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