Day by Day 1999

Updated 26/6-99


January 1999

JAN 16

Concert at Silverton Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

SOURCES: Pollstar DEC 98

JAN 23 Saturday

Concert at Grand Casino, Avoyelles Mari Center, Marksville, LA.

Little Richard appeared in a white silk outfit trimmed in silver with silver-sequined boots. The concert lasted for two hours.

Partly playlist: Good Golly Miss Molly * Blueberry Hill (mostly songed by the audience) * Tutti Frutti * Lucille * I Saw Her Standing There * Old Time Rock'n'Roll * I'll Be Watching You (The Police song) * Long Tall Sally.

SOURCES: Pollstar DEC 98

Unk. local Shreveport paper (25/1-99)

Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99, 1/6-99)

JAN 25-29

Little Richard guested the week on the game show "Hollywood Squares", Los Angeles. The first day he wore a big orange sweater.


TV-US (WCBS-Channel 2):

JAN 25, 1999 TV-US (CBS): JAN 25-29, 1999

SOURCES: Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99)

Marvin Fader (US) (25/1-99)


February 1999


Tentative release for " Mystery Alaska". Burt Reynolds is staring in this Disney/Touchstone movie. Little Richard has a cameo in the film portraying himself.

SOURCES: Timo Reijola, FIN

(15/12-98, 21/12-98, 28/1-99)


Concert at Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Philiadelphia, MS.

SOURCES: Pollstar DEC 98

FEB 16-17

Concerts at Winna Vegas Casino Showroom, Sloan, IA.

SOURCES: Pollstar DEC 98

FEB 18

Little Richard guested the "Late, Late Show" hosted for the last time by Tom Snyder. He had a long interview and mentioned bying an estate in Nashville, Tennessee, to where he soon would move. He also talked about his family. No songs.


TV-US (CBS): FEB 18, 1999

SOURCES: Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99)

FEB unknown date

Little Richard was on a show called "Motown Live". Little Richard sung two songs by himself and "I Saw Her..." together with the other guests in the show.

TRACKS: Lucille

Good Golly Miss Molly

I Saw Her Standing There (jam)


TV-US: FEB unknonwn date, 1999

TV-US (WWOR, Channel 9, N.Y.):

JUN 12, 1999

SOURCES: Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99)

Marvin Fader, US (13/6-99)


March 1999

MAR 24

Concert at Marriott Hotel, Orlando, FL

SOURCES: Pollstar DEC 98

MAR 25

A two hour long concert ( 8:20 p.m. - 10:20 pm.) at Casino Magic, Bossier City, LA.

Complete playlist: Intro by the band (8 mins) * Good Golly Miss Molly * Jambalaya * Blueberry Hill * Old Time Rock'n'Roll (with audience members on scene) * All Around The World * Lucille * I Saw Her Standing There * Boney Maronie * Goodnight Irene * Bamma Lama Bama Loo * I Saw The Light * Love Sick Blues (snippet) * Tutti Frutti * I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry * Be-Bop-A-Lula * Jenny, Jenny * Anti-drug song (chorus only) * Send Me Some Lovin' * We Gotta Go (Hope You Enjoyed The Show) * Keep A Knockin' * I Got A Woman * Satisfaction * Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes * Baby What You Want Me To Do * Long Tall Sally.

SOURCES: Pollstar FEB 98

Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99, 1/6-99)

MAR 27

Concert at Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK.

SOURCES: Polstar MAR 99


April 1999

APR 11

A Dutch radio program called "Toppers van toen" was dedicated Little Richard.

BROADCASTING: Radio-NL (Radio 2 (Avro)) -

Apr. 11, 1999

SOURCES: Jeroen van Aernsbergen, NL (20/4-99)

APR 22

Richard appeared in "Muppets Tonight" in a green and gold suit. At the end of the program he sang "Keep A Knockin'" backed by The Muppets Band. This program is probably from 1997?

TRACKS: Keep A Knockin'


TV-US (Disney): APR 22, 1999

SOURCES: Paul MacPhail, CAN (1/6-99)

APR unknown date

It has been reported that John Helms was forced to leave the Little Richard Band because of serious illness. Jesse Boyce has returned to the band.

SOURCES: Jeroen van Aernsbergen, NL (7/5-99)


May 1999

MAY 13-22

A planned UK tour called "All American Solid Gold Rock'n'Roll Show" with Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, Little Eva, Johnny Preston, Chris Montez and Little Richard was cancelled. Following dates were booked:

MAY 13 Manchester

MAY 15 Glasgow

MAY 16 Aberdeen

MAY 17 Newcastle

MAY 18 Birmingham

MAY 19 Bournemouth

MAY 20 London

MAY 22 Cardiff

SOURCES: Timo Reijola, FIN (21/4-99)


June 1999


Concert at Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, VA.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999


Concert with Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis at P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway Exit 116, Holmdel, NJ. Tickets: $50,25 - $35 - $25 and $15,25. Little Richard opened the show.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999

Asbury Park Press, NJ (MAY 30,1999)

Jay Respler, US (5/6-99)


Concert at Whitney Auditorium, Louisville, KY.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999

JUN 19

Concert at Festival Park, New Richmond, OH.

SOURCES: Pollstar FEB 99


July 1999

JUL unknown dates

A big planned European tour was cancelled. Different sources told about:

"Legends of Soul and Rock'n'Roll" with Wilson Picket, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burk and Little Richard.

"Legends of Soul and Rock and Roll" with Wilson Pickett, Bo Diddley and Little Richard.

"Legends of The Millenium" with Van Morrison, Wilson Picket, Bo Diddley and Little Richard.

Date for Finland was planned to AUG 17.

SOURCES: Jeroen van Aernsbergen, NL

(8/12-98, 20/4-99)

Timo Reijola, FIN (28/1-99, 20/2-99)


Concert at Lisle Community Park, Lisle, IL.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999


Concert at Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, ON, CAN.

SOURCES: Pollstar APR 1999

JUL 17

Concert at Reno Hilton Amph, Reno, NV..

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999

JUL 18

Concert at Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999


August 1999


Concert in Tigua Reservation, El Paso, TX.

SOURCES: Pollstar APR 1999


Concert at We Fest, Detroit Lakes, MN.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999

(Problems: See AUG 8, too)


Concert at Country Music Festival, We Fest, Detroit Lakes, MN.

SOURCES: Pollstar APR 1999

Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99, 1/6-99)

AUG 14

Concert at Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999


September 1999


Concert at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC.

SOURCES: Pollstar APR 1999


November 1999

NOV 20

Concert at Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, CA.

SOURCES: Polstar MAY 1999




Unknown dates 1999

Between 1/1 and Mid Feb.

Together with Johnny Rivers Little Richard played at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA for 55.000 people.

SOURCES: Paul MacPhail, CAN (5/5-99)