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The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorized Biography
The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorized Biography

The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorized Biography

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This new edition of The Life and Times of Little Richard features a new cover.

By Charles White

One of David Bowie’s Top 100 Favourite Books

When Little Richard burst onto the scene in the early 1950s, he was utterly unique. Drenched in sweat, screaming, hollering and pumping his piano, he made all who followed sound tame. His stage act was so explosive that for years people assumed the real man could never match the flamboyant public image.

Little Richard made himself a star through sheer talent and personality, breaking racial and sexual taboos on his way to becoming the primal force of Fifties rock’n’roll.

Using Richard’s own words, Charles White chronicles a staggering career that spanned the very inception of rock’n’roll, the rise of The Beatles, tussles with God and the Devil, and an erratic series of comebacks.

This edition includes pictures from Little Richard’s own archive and a comprehensive discography.

'Riveting... the definitive biography.' The New York Times

'The most jaw-droppingly outrageous of all rock memoirs.' Nik Cohn

'The stunning saga of a rock legend' Philadelphia Inquirer

'A wild, libidinous agitation of a book... charged with the same delirious, fizzing energy as Little Richard himself. A sugar hiccup of a book that is not unaware of the racism and homophobia faced by its author but powers through both because of the strength of Little Richard’s character.' The Herald

'There's simply no better biography of the man than Charles White's authorised Life and Times. Positively packed with engaging, compelling and occasionally startling revelations. An essential classic of the rock biographer's art. 9/10' Classic Rock

'A hilariously frank raconteur. The book is festooned with eye-popping anecdotes of a pornographic nature. You’ll never look at Buddy Holly the same way again... This is a rock biography you really must consume.' The Big Issue

"Action-packed in every sense of the word"
 Eternal Terror

Publication Date: 22.02.2024
ISBN: 9781915841216
Extent: 332 pages
Format: Paperback

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