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
Charles White, known as Dr Rock, is a BBC Radio and TV presenter and book author.
Publication Date: 22.02.2024
Extent: 332 pages
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