In the late 50's, when he had quit the "Devil R&RLittle R came to akron as a
preacher at a traveling revival show> In true Happy Days fashion, myself and 3 friends
went to see him preach and sing. Being the only 4 caucasians in the audience was a little
shaky for 16 year olds, but unfortunately LR would not touch the piano-" I still have
the devil in my fingers"` but he was even more dynamic as a preacher. 43 years later-
He's still going strong-God Bless
JFS Akron Johnny 99-12-31
Tickets for the Legends Of R & R concert in Rotterdam (July 1st) are now available.
Jeroen Van Aernsbergen 99-12-20
Still blasting Little Richard records on the hi-fi!
Paul Caporino 99-12-16
Tommy Robinson 99-12-14
keep on rockin you rascal you..........
Big Jock 99-12-14
I WAS RAISED IN YOUR SINGING ERA. I LOVED YOU MUSIC AND LOVED TO PARTY TO
IT. KEEP A KNOCKING.
Bill Bridwell 99-12-12
I love your music Little R.
Natasha Gordon 99-12-11
I Like Little Richard
Camille Reed 99-12-11
I have had the great privilege of having seen you twice in the last two years, and I
can truly say that your voice today sounds as good as ever, and you can still play the
hell out of the grand piano! If you get the chance, you MUST see Richard live- he's got
one of the very BEST bands working today! Bama Lama Bama Loo! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Look
forward to seeing you in Chi town on Jan. 16th at the House of Blues!! Thanks for all the
great music-- it will bring joy to people forever!
Mark Donaghey 99-12-10
i may be only 17, but after seeing little richard perform, i really got in to his
music. he is a very interesting and nice person, and i hope he keeps doing what he
Kayla Johnson 99-12-09
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE RICHARD !! You´re the King and the biggest shining star in
the universe of Rock´n Roll.God bless you and keep that piano burning !
Robert Schultes 99-12-05
Keep doing it Little Richard!!!
Ben Thomas 99-12-01
Little Richard has given me joy and inspiration, and is my favourite singer of all,
since I first heard Lucille on the radio in 1964. I was lucky enough to see him twice
during his tour of Australia in 1974 - quite unforgettable. I've had tragedy and grief in
my life, and Little Richard's music has always brought happiness and healing. So if you
read this, Richard - thank you!!
Michael Robinson 99-11-29
I Love Little Richard ! Forever !Yes - From Him For The Good Music! Thank You !!!All
The Best Heimo / Berlin
Heimo B 99-11-28
You are truly the creator and originator of Rock! Tour soon so the young fans
like myself can see the architect in action!
Brian Cohen 99-11-28
My dear Little Richard (Ricardinho, o terrível, coração de leão)Me, my sons and my
wife are very happy, because we could see you perfoming on stage,in the early 90 here in
Sao Paulo, Brazil.You are the maximum! Come her again, my friend. You is welcome.
thanky ouleci, your brother.
Lopes Leci Machado 99-11-23
Oh, God....Little Richard.You have no idea what an influence you have and still inflict
upon me.Thank You...
Troy Afterworld 99-11-23
Hi Little Richard You or so Funny
Ashley Burke 99-11-20
Mr. Penniman: I have listened to all the rock n rollers from all eras: elvis, the
stones, beatles, springsteen, and good as they all are, if you'll permit me to say: you
have thouroughly and completely and utterly kicked ALL their asses. And here's the funny
part: every single one of them would totally agree with me!
Mr. Penniman: about that damnfool VH1 thing: don't let it bother you, television can't NEVER get nothing right! WE ALL know better!
Mark Brewer 99-11-16
I'm so glad I found you
Little Richard rocks the house with his funky dance moves!!!! I'm a white 14 year old
and I can recognize that!
Little Richard is the one and only King of Rock & Roll. Long Live The King!
Ben Madrid 99-11-07
You, Richard are my all-time favorite '50's artist. This is ironic since I am primarily
a guitar player & the guitar is definitely not showcased in most of your songs. You
are the Voice of rock & roll. My only beef would be that the piano playing needed to
be more up front in the mix. You are an outstanding pianist. I watched the Sally Jessy
episode that I videotaped a few years back & I was just wishing she would be quiet
& let you just play that piano. You should consider making a piano teaching video.If
you should ever need a guitarist, bassist or drummer and you feel led to give an Indiana
musician a shot, please let me know. I would be honored. Email me for a link to my
Tim Mendenhall 99-11-01
Hi Richard. You are the King of Rock 'n' Roll!!!! I saw you 3 times: 1993 in Wettingen,
(Switzerland), 1996 in Pori (Finland) and 1998 in Zürich (Switzerland). Your last concert
was the best because You played with a very good band (two drummers). Your voice is still
the best. I'm 25 years old and a fan since 1984!!I very much would like a autographed
picture of yourself please.If there are any fans who would like correspond about Little
Richard: Mail me! firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings from Switzerland!
Rafael Rey 99-10-30
Hi Little Richard!!! You're the best! I saw you again at WeFest 99...What a
show!!!!! And your band is the best!!!! That Sax rocks!!!! Thanks for the
music! Love and God Bless, Kara :) <><
Kara Schilling 99-10-27
I attended your concert you had in Sun City, Az Oct 16. (Sundome) I must
say I really enjoyed the concert. I was one of the 13 individuals Melissa had in the
audience many Thanks to you.!!!!!!!!!! It was much appreciated. Being Adventist myself, I
was very much touched by your testimony and how you try to witness to the aduience. I have
been praying for you each day that the Lord will ease your pain and continue to bless you
each day. I have come to realize that one never knows what other indivduals go
through. Next time you are in the area I will be there to support you.
God Bless you as you travel and continue to do the the Lord's work along with your
company, that I am also praying for. I know you are busy but here is my e-mail in case you
have time to email me. email@example.com
A sister in Christ, Love Mary Moody
Mary Moody 99-10-14
Piero Sfredda 99-10-12
Hi! I just wan't to say that this site is really cool!! I'm working on a project at
school about famous rock-stars and this site really helped me out...But it was a big job
translating all into norwegian! Keep up all the good work!!!Icelandic-norwegian girl
Rannveig Halldorsdottir 99-10-07
HI MR. LITTLE,IM IN "ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL" CLASS AND WE HAD TO DO A ROCK
AND ROLL STAR. I GOT LITTLE RICHARD!!!!!!! HAVE FUN!!ROCK ON!ROEPER SCHOOL
The Roeper School 99-10-05
Just wanted to say hi. I say you in your limo yesterday driving down hollywood
blvd. Thanks for not hiding from the public! Love your music, peace.
Lindsey Kading 99-10-04
Hello !My name is Hans. Back in 1990, i saw you on stage in Sweden, in Gothenburg.
During "Rip It Up" you brought up 10-15 people up on stage.I gave you a hug and
a kiss on your cheek and you gave me the biggest smile in univurse. It was a great show,
especially the closing number "BAMA LAMA BAMA LOO". I was only 12 years old at
the time, but i remember it as my greatest moment. You are the KING !!Hans Schultes,
Hans Schultes 99-10-04
I just love Little Richard. I have since I was a young girl. I went to see
him in Maryland during the Rock and Roll Revival. He was so great. His music
lifts me up and keeps me young. Thank you Little Richard for your heart felt
devotions to your fans. We love you.
Dianna Weisner 99-09-28
This website has helped me so much in my music assignment. Thank you to all who put so
much work into preparing this site for all to enjoy. Good luck in the future!!
Jess Wright 99-09-20
i think this is sooo cool!i am doing a preport on him!great luck for the future!
Diane Wright 99-09-14
A PORTION OF MY FIRST PAYCHECK FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS USED TO SEE YOU AT THE
CAPITAL CENTER IN THE DC AREA. THAT WAS IN 1975. THE FIRST TIME YOU APPEARED
AT THE COLISEUM IN CHARLOTTE, NC, THE SHOW WAS SOLD OUT AND I WAS UNABLE TO GET
TICKETS. THE WAIT WAS WELL WORTH IT. PLEASE SEND ME AN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF
Patricia Pope 99-09-13
I VERY MUCH WOULD LIKE AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF YOUR SELF PLEASE.
Bobby Greenlee 99-09-11
Still waiting for a new album.I know it will come, it´s just a matter of time.Little
Richard,you´re still the GREATEST.
Robert Schultes 99-09-08
Are there any fans who would like correspond about the indisputable King of Rock
'n'Roll - Little Richard - and his music and like to trade footage. Mail me!
Jeroen van Aernsbergen Gravenstraat 7, 6584 AP Molenhoek, Holland e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeroen Van Aernsbergen 99-09-04
Timo: You are maintaining a great web site for Little Richard - the true
architect of rock'n'roll! I have been listening to Little Richard's 'Lifetime
Friend' album (WEA) lately. It strengthened me in my faith in the Lord back in the
mid-eighties (along with his testimony in Charles White's biography "The Life &
Times of Little Richard.") Still, years later, it is remains a blessing to
me. May I ask the other Christians who read this to keep Little Richard in their
prayers - that he will hold fast to the faith that has inspired so many of us. I may
never get a chance to see him live on this earth, but one day I'll see him in heaven.
Rob Donison 99-09-03
hi richard,just wanted you to know that i enjoy your music.you are The king of Rock
"n Roll!!!!! please write back.
Patsy Almaguer 99-08-31
Would really like to meet you in person one day. When are you going to
Detroit? I hope I can see you soon one day.
April Pierson 99-08-30
We enjoy your music and see you whenever we can.Your beautiful!!!! God blessed you.
Thank You for being You.
Danna and Natalie Olson 99-08-29
L.R. caught your act in Las Vegas last month,P L E A S E bring it to your home
Yekim Strebor 99-08-26
Your website is good, there is another website you can check out. (rock n roll hall of
Topaz Smith 99-08-24
little richard is a good singer
Roye-Nicholle Miles 99-08-19
AAAAARRGG! Richard cancelled his UK tour this year and I had front row seats. Still,
I'll wait till next year. . . . love the site! I'll send you some of my LR pics from past
UK gigs when I get my head round this scanner. Ohh mah soul!
Richard Harvey 99-08-17
LITTLE RICHARD! Its all been said. I,m only passing through history, but LR IS HISTORY!
Television signals have reached space aliens,so they might be looking at this bug eyed
dude going WWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A WOP BOP A LU BOP A WOP BAM BOOM! I am thankful!
Greatful for the HAPPYNESS and GOODTIMES Little richard has brought to my life. He was the
first Rock N Roll I every heard. god bless.
David McCreary 99-08-14
when i was a kid i wanted to be Little Richard.40 years later its still the best
sound to my ears.
Pete Baker 99-08-08
Thank you for your book and autograph. I'm 12 yrs old, my mom works with your nephew in
Palmdale. He is very nice. I feel that you are a very nice person also.Tonight I am sad
because I asked my tap dance teacher if I could please dance to Tutie Frutie or Long Tall
Sally in tribute to you, she won't let me. She likes the songs but not the words. She
thinks when there is alot of singing you can't hear the tapping. I don't have a copy of
your music without the words. I am sorry. I wanted to do the dance really good and
send you a tape of it just to tell you thank you. I will keep trying to talk her into
letting me dance to your song. I will let you know what happens. My mom just told me
you are comming to Lancaster California on November 20th to have a show. I hope she
can afford to buy tickets and take me. I would like that. I hope my dream will come true
to go and to go see you back stage. I know alot of people must ask you this. But I will
say a special prayer for this. My address is 40338 179th St East, Palmdale, California,
93591. My telephone number is 661-264-0222. If you ever are not busy and want to just say
hi.My moms email is email@example.com.
Peyton Dix 99-08-06
We saw Little Richard last night (July 31,1999) in Lake Charles, LA. Thanks for the
last 40+ years.
Eddie & Naomi Davis 99-08-02
Little Richard News is a fantastic site!!! I saw Little Richard4 times. 1996
Munich, Germany1997 Essen, Germany1998 Munich, Germany1998 Zurich, SwitserlandExcept the
show in 1996 all shows were great! Little Richardis really the 'Architect of
Rock'n'Roll'.Here are some tourdates:07/31/99 Lake Charles LA Isle Of Capri
Casino08/01/99 El Paso TX Tigua Indian
Reservation08/06/99 Detroit Lakes MN We Fest08/12/99 Robinsonville MS Horseshoe
Casino08/14/99 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair09/04/99
Washington DC Bolling Air Force Base09/04/99
Ledyard CT Foxwoods Casino09/05/99
Chicago IL Skyline Stage11/20/99
Lancaster CA Performing Arts CenterSources: http://www.pollstar.com
Best wishes to all Little Richard fans.Lucille, Good Golly Miss Molly ... Great songs!!!
Wolfgang Guhl 99-07-30
As you can see i am an Elvis. I am also a Beethoven fan, Kate Bush fan etc etc great
music is great music and great voices too!!!! Little Richard is in a lot of hearts
yes Elvis wrote to us 1961. Pictures of letters and newspaper coverage.
Maurice Colgan 99-07-29
You are a GREAT entertainer and so handsome. I know you have heard it all
before.(smile) You are also friendly and that is an unusual quality for people in your
industry. Thank for being yourself!
Starr Mapp 99-07-26
IN MY 30 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS , (INCLUDING 10 YRS AS A WARNER BROS. STAFF
WRITER), I MET HUNDREDS OF FAMOUS ROCKERS. OF COURSE IT'S ALWAYS SOMEWHATEXCITING TO
MEET THESE PEOPLE, BUT WHEN I MET YOU (IN THE ELEVATOR AT GREEN-BOTTLERECORDS ON
SUNSET IN THE 70'S),.....I WAS NOTJUST EXCITED...I WAS THRILLED....BECAUSE ANYFOOL KNOWS
YOU ARE THE UNDISPUTED KING OF ROCK AND ROLL. AND WHEN YOU CUT THE KING OF
ROCK AND ROLL ALBUM AT AMIGO STUDIOS...I WAS THE NEXT IN LINE. WE ARE BOTH 6
FT. ANDI TOLD THEM NOT TO TOUCH THE MIKE. ONLY LATER DID I FIND OUT IF I CAME
EARLIER I COULDHAVE HOLLERED IN THE BACKGROUND. YOU HAVE ALSO LED ME TO THE
LORD. THANKS FORTHAT, AND YOUR PERFORMANCE IN THE FILM''LET THE GOOD TIMES
Jamie Quinn 99-07-24
I have jusst gotten home from seeing your show at the Reno Hilton. I want my
gandchildren to see you perform. They are 11. Could you tell me when you will
be in the area so we can attend. we were able to have seats just four rows center
from the stage. I would like to know how to arrange to have them come on stage with
you. Thank you for giving my husband and myself such pleasure this evening. It
was a delight.Thanks againKathie
Kathie Beekman 99-07-18
Mike to Little Richard, Greetings! - Just a note of appreciation for 40+ years of
enjoyment. Do you recall the best show you ever did, at the Brighton (England) Hippodrome
about 1960? You had Sounds Incorporated as backers and Gene Vincent sang from the front
stalls, and I deliberately missed the train home and hitched 40 miles after
midnight! Thanks again!
Mike Tweed 99-07-17
Hello all Little Richard fans! Little Richard News # 20-21 is just issued. Have you got
your copy??Keep Rockin'John Garodkin
John Garodkin 99-07-17
HI LITTLE RICHARD--JUST A FEW LINES TO LET YOU KNOW --AM SO EXCITED THAT YOU ARE GOING
TO BE --HERE IN CALIFORNIA CANT WAIT FOR THAT DAY--HOPE I GET TO MEET YOU IVE BEEN TALKING
ABOUTYOU ALOT ON THE RADIO SHOW I DO--YOUR THE GREATEST THAT EVER WAS--AND ALL THIS COMES
FROM MY HEART TO YOU--MERCYBABY2
Donna Thompson 99-07-12
Firstly, thank you Paul Caporino for the delight of living vicariously through your
plane ride with Mr. Penniman. It must have been an honour indeed. Hey as far as
monarchy, Richard's just what is needed to shake up the system! A man for the people, his
music was the cornerstone freeing the oppressed, (the Emanicpator), and continues to have
a profound impact on the youth of today. God Bless Richard!Well, I am very pleased
to have the opportunity to see Richard in Ottawa on Thursday at our Blues Festival.
I'll be lining up very early to get to the front to see this very classy performer.
Roses will be in hand as well. Should I take pictures I will send copies to Timo, and
hopefully all at this wonderful page can see them. Thank you Mr. Penniman for gracing our
city, and you will be greeted with a very warm and rousing welcome. Can't wait to
see his wardrobe for the evening, wow has that man got style!!!!!Blessings,Miss Ann
Ann McEntee 99-07-07
Little Richard...this is one white boy who started in junior highat the record shop
listening to rhythm and blues..I never knew the difference about cover singers..I just
knew what I liked..graduated 1958...the girls mayhave been "nuts" over
Elvis...me...I bopped and boppedto Long Tall Sally, Tutti Fruiti...You are the
King Gary, Dallas, Texas
Gary Fulton 99-07-06
I was going back to Chicago after visiting my family in New Orleans, waiting in the
boarding area, when all of a sudden this commotion starts coming from the security
area. Some man hollering about something or other. So I look down towards the
security area and see a bunch of big black guys in suits walking in a circle formation,
and of course in the middle was Richard being pushed along in a wheelchair, griping and
carrying on, "This is ridiculous! I never had to ride in a wheelchair in all my
life! I feel like Aunt Jemima or somethin'!" He got to the ticket desk
and was still carrying on. When he stood up it seemed that his back may have been
hurting, but it also seemed like he was creating a ruckus for the benefit of everyone in
the waiting area. Anyway the flight was held up and Richard and his entourage
(bodyguards, musicians and valet) boarded first, then the rest of us mortals boarded
last.On the plane he was really nice. As we filed past him in his first class seat
he greeted us all like a king would his court. I tipped my hat to him and mumbled
something respectful - I forget exactly - the only thing I could think of was that this is
the closest thing to royalty we have here in the United States. I also tipped my hat
to him when I passed going to and from the bathroom. I didn't want to appear
disrespectful. When the plane landed in Chicago Richard remained seated while
everyone filed off the plane, and I tipped my hat one more time and told him it was an
honor to share a plane ride with him (even if he was in first class and I was in
economy). I didn't tell him the last bit in parentheses.I went right home and put on
my Little Richard records. I remembered how on the plane ride I kept thinking how
many people decided to play rock'n'roll because of Little Richard, and how many performers
developed their singing and performing styles from listening to and watching Little
Richard. So anyway, today's a special day. It's my favorite Fourth of July ever,
because I realized that!
if you insist on having royalty to bow to, better to have someone like Little Richard (although I can't think of anyone quite like Little Richard) who has practically changed Western Civilization through his joyful noise and the force of his personality than to be forced to worship some monarch simply because they were born to a higher station.Hail Richard, the King of America.
Paul Caporino 99-07-05
Messages of early 1999
Messages of 1998