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Big Al

Little Richard has died today.  He was 87.  He, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis introduced me to rock and roll when I was about 10.  Life was never the same. 

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gunsrus
14 minutes ago, Big Al said:

Little Richard has died today.  He was 87.  He, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis introduced me to rock and roll when I was about 10.  Life was never the same. 

Those were the days !   RIP Little Richard .

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walt lister

 

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406dn

I listen to 50's music on xm radio quite often. Anytime one of his songs comes on,,, it makes me smile.

 

RIP Little Richard,,, you made quite a mark on the world.

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ccavacini

These are undeniably the best lyrics ever written:

 
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

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406dn
2 hours ago, ccavacini said:

These are undeniably the best lyrics ever written:

 
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

 

Those are from another great rock and roller,,, Chuck Berry. 

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bruski

"A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom!"  and you can't say better than that.

(And hard to argue with).

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Brad Eden

That was a man born way before his time. Took guts to be Little Richard. An original.

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GLS

A late friend who grew up in a neighboring county to Macon, GA, once told me he worked at the Pig and Whistle in Macon with LIttle Richard back in the day.  Gil

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ccavacini
13 hours ago, 406dn said:

 

Those are from another great rock and roller,,, Chuck Berry. 

Darn, should have known that.  Thanks.

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Big Al
17 hours ago, ccavacini said:

These are undeniably the best lyrics ever written:

 
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

 

In high school and after some friends of mine had a rock band.  They played in local bars, fraternity parties and anywhere else they could get a gig.  I would go with them occasionally and Roll Over Beethoven was one of the songs they always played.  Not quite as good as Chuck but still fun.

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Curt

He was a hell of an entertainer.

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SelbyLowndes

My time at "The Pig" was the end of the '60s. No telling how many Pig Specials I consumed there during my college and law school years at Mercer.  Thanks to GLS for the reference to the article; I had no idea it was a chain...SelbyLowndes

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