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Little Richard: ‘a little Jewish black bottomed boy from Georgia’

On August 4 1972, Little Richard, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of them all was on British TV. He was the originator, the boy whose song about anal sex became Tutti Frutti, anthem for the American Century – the song that contains the single greatest line in rock ‘n’ roll music and, if Bob Dylan can be a Nobel laureate for his writing, arguably the greatest line in American literature: “A Wop Bop A Loo Bop A Lop Bam Boom!”


Take it away, Little Richard…

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Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

1972: Little Richard And ‘Screaming’ Lord Sutch Play Football At Wembley Stadium

FLASHBACK to August 3, 1972: Little Richard, the American rock singer, is seen with a football for a change. He and ‘screaming’ Lord Sutch, who is carrying a parrot at the Stadium in Wembley.


Posted: 22nd, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Music, Photojournalism | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Pop Go The Beatles: The Golden Age Of The Fab Four At The BBC

THE Beatles At The BBC.


London calling all “Beatle People”




TWO decades ago, the Great Beatles Revival began with the release of the double CD album Live at the BBC. Like their regular albums, it duly hit number one on both sides of the Atlantic, and shifted no fewer than five million copies in the couple of months. Now the original set has been remastered and reissued simultaneously with a further collection: On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2.



Both sets consist of radio interviews and performances from the mid-Sixties, and together they provide a fascinating picture of the biggest band of all time – at a time when such a concept was meaningless. This is an evocative and fascinating reminder of an era in which the Beatles were making their own rules, and bursting exponentially from the cosy confines of post-war light entertainment like a small child outgrowing successive pairs of shoes.


London Beatles with Orphan Children

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Posted: 18th, November 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0