Happy Birthday Little Richard!

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Today is Little Richard's 83rd Birthday!!!

Little Richard was born in Macon, Georgia on December 5th, 1932. I have an "old soul" & own a few of Little Richard's records. Even though I was born in 1985, I feel like I missed out on a good era when Rock & Roll was becoming Rock & Roll in the 1950s & 60s.

Little Richard paved the way for so many artists like the Beatles, Otis Redding, Billy Preston, & Jimi Hendrix to name a few. He is truly the O.G. of Rock & Roll & deserves much more credit than he has received. Even though he is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, I feel like it is not enough. There should be a concert in his honor while he is still here.

His song Tutti Frutti  which was released in 1955, was included in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. He was honored by the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Little Richard does not make as many appearances as he used to but he did make an appearance earlier this year in June in Nashville, TN. He was honored by the National Museum of African American Art & Culture. He also helped raise funds for the museum & charmed the crowd with his sparkly boots.

So here's to you Little Richard! Thank You for what you have done for music & the African American community. Enjoy your 83rd Birthday!!!!

Shaundell Newsome Jr.


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