Here's Little Richard (book)

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Here's Little Richard
Book by Jordan Bassett

Between 1955 and 1957, the years in which his seismic debut album was created, Little Richard was the most exciting person on the planet.
Featuring new interviews with famous fans including Sir Elton John, Dave Grohl, Joan Jett and Nile Rodgers, this is the first in-depth look at Here’s Little Richard since Richard Penniman’s death in May 2020.
The book explores his roots in the American South, a scene so progressive you’d scarcely believe it thrived seven decades ago, and early rebel music such as jump blues, which soon collided with the emerging juggernaut that was rock ’n’ roll.
Those close to the tale pinpoint the ways in which Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti remain omnipresent.
This is the story of how Little Richard changed the world in 28 minutes and 30 seconds.

Paperback edition / 152 pages