Little Richard

A whomp bop a loo ma a whomp bam boo!  Little Richard was introduced to the world in the 1950s and he put the rhythm and blues into rock and roll – making it more rock and soul.  Later on this year Little Richard turns 80 years old.  Good Golly Miss Molly, I can’t imagine being called “Little” after living eight decades.  That calls for a collective “Whooo!”

*In 1979 President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month.  Three decades later in 2009 President Barack Obama revamped the title and declared June African-American Music Appreciation Month.  Each day this month I am turning up the volume on an artist or song brought to you by the letter R.  Enjoy!*

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