The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography

The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography

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The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography by Charles White

The classic authorized biography that told it all. 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, his stage act was so explosive that for years people assumed the real man could never match the flamboyant public image. Then came Charles White's sensational book exposing the even more astonishing life and times of Richard Wayne Penniman from Georgia. 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 Fifties rock 'n' roll. Elvis Presley called him 'the greatest'. Otis Redding called him his 'inspiration' and James Brown called him his idol. Charles White is the only author to have captured the true energy of Little Richard. Using Richard's own words, White chronicles a staggering career that spanned the very rules of rock 'n' roll, the rise of The Beatles, tussles with God and The Devil and an erratic series of comebacks. Illustrated with pictures from Little Richard's own archive and including a comprehensive discography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711997615
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 645,729
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceviii
Preface To The Third Editionx
The Quasarxi
Part IThe Southland
The Georgia Peach3
Get Rich Quick20
Thinkin' About My Mother34
Awop-Bop-A-Loo-Mop Alop-Bam-Boom43
Part IITutti Frutti
Tutti Frutti55
Don't Knock The Rock80
The Most I Can Offer96
Part IIISecond Coming
I'm Back111
The King Of Rock'n'Roll122
It Ain't What You Do145
Slippin' And Slidin'165
Part IVBack in the Arms of the Lord
Call My Name183
God's Beautiful City192
From Rock'n'Roll to the Rock of Ages203
Postscript--Lifetime Friend215
Testimonials227
The Little Richard Chronicles
Recording Sessions235
Discography/Filmography263
Compact Discs277
What's Missing280
Acknowledgments281
Index284

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