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Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« on: May 09, 2020, 04:11:47 pm »
87 so a good innibgs and what a legacy in the world of music.

Rob

Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 04:56:51 pm »
Also...it wasn't really him in the Noddy Holder urban legend.

RIP
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 04:58:04 pm »
Just terrific.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpgPS1vMpd0

He was just as good without the drugs, too.  Bob Dylan wanted to be Little Richard and I suspect Elvis did, too.  But the gig was already taken.

RIP  (Richard in Penniman)

Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 05:03:33 pm »
Great shame, but as others have said, what an innings. He didn't exactly 'conform' did he.
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 05:04:00 pm »
Also...it wasn't really him in the Noddy Holder urban legend.

RIP

I think the uninitiated among us may need a bit of explanation here... ???
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2020, 06:12:51 pm »
I remember seeing him on Channel 4's 'White Room'  and being amused by Robert Palmer's reaction as he watches from the back of the stage; he's clearly impressed. Well it is a knockout performance. I found it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kaCa5mMajg Blimey, that's nearly 25 years ago!

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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 06:34:44 pm »
Bob Dylan wanted to be Little Richard and I suspect Elvis did, too.  But the gig was already taken.

RIP  (Richard in Penniman)
Whereas Elvis was playing the part of the rock and roll star, Little Richard always was one.
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 09:52:48 am »
RIP. I hope he enjoyed himself.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 02:15:00 am »
Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Elton John all played with him at some point in their early careers.
https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/may/11/the-magnificent-one-how-little-richards-style-shaped-david-bowie-prince-and-elton-john
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 08:36:48 am »
Little Richard actually fired Hendrix from his band for not adhering to the dress code ;D
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 10:16:08 pm »
That nice Gideon Coe is playing back to back Little Richard on 6 Music now
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 10:07:29 am »
That nice Gideon Coe is playing back to back Little Richard on 6 Music now

I was listening to that. Incredible.

Thing is, I like listening to Gideon Coe in bed, because the tunes he plays - and his voice - are generally conducive to relaxation.

If there's one thing Little Richard is not, it's relaxing. Listening to that medley of tracks felt like an onslaught of relentless power and energy. I have to admit I've never really appreciated his work, always felt he was a bit of a one-trick pony, but listening to that medley made me wish I'd seen him live. Absolutely astonishing.

And yes, he is a one-trick pony, but if you're only going to have one trick, that's a pretty good one to have. He is the pure essence of rock'n'roll. And if ever anyone was in any doubt that the point of all rock'n'roll is sex, he completely dispels that. You can almost smell the sex in his performances.

Anyway, that was my night's sleep completely ruined. But at least it was in a good cause.

Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 10:26:13 am »
Also...it wasn't really him in the Noddy Holder urban legend.

RIP

I think the uninitiated among us may need a bit of explanation here... ???
You had to ask, didn't you?

https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/your-favourite-fantastic-but-unfortunately-untrue-music-biz-story.96175/
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2020, 10:16:52 am »
 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

(Although, I seem to recall reading somewhere that John Lennon made a similar claim about himself and the manager of one of the Hamburg clubs in which The Beatles learned their trade.)
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 03:12:26 pm »
It is alleged that one of the reasons for Brian Epstein becoming The Beales' manager was that he fancied John Lennon.

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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2020, 03:49:53 pm »
It is alleged that one of the reasons for Brian Epstein becoming The Beales' manager was that he fancied John Lennon.

...indeed, and Lennon also claimed to have given Epstein a helping hand on at least one occasion, when they went on holiday together to Spain.
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 11:43:58 am »
And so, back to Little Richard.  Just the Greatest.

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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2020, 01:21:01 pm »
In a Whatsapp conversation about Little Richard, someone posted this:
https://youtu.be/Y9a49oFalZE

Apparently a big influence on him. I'd never heard of her but... you can see the connection!
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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2020, 01:38:19 pm »
Cant believe you missed out on her up to now. She was brilliant.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard has died.
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2020, 08:36:03 pm »
Cant believe you missed out on her up to now. She was brilliant.
It's clear that Elton John owes her something too. At least in the fashion stakes:
https://youtu.be/FKK_EQ4pj9A?t=2357
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