May 30, 2020
Little Richard: Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Child - An Appreciation
A celebration of the whirlwind of early music produced by Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, who passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 87.
In the 1950's and early 1960's, Little Richard threw down the definition of rock ‘n’ roll with a dizzying parade of landmark recordings that have forever been the measuring stick for performers to come later who really wanted to rock.
Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts the program, that includes top music writers commenting on the power of Little Richard's impact on a style of music that will never die. Featured commentators are Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Ann Powers (NPR Music), Ashley Kahn (NY Music Writer), and David Kirby (Little Richard Biographer).