Photograph by Jim Simpson

LITTLE RICHARD / 1963 / BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper. 

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Description

Richard Wayne Penniman, known to the world as LITTLE RICHARD, was born in Macon, Georgia in 1932, one of the 12 children of a Church Deacon who sold bootleg liquor, owned a nightclub and officiated at Macon’s New Hope Baptist Church. Church was never far away when Richard delivered his charismatic and dynamic performances, laying the foundations for Rock and Roll. Richard had 28 hit singles, appeared in 22 movies, won countless honours and citations and last appeared live at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend – in March 2013. Certainly not a modest man, Little Richard would describe himself [perhaps accurately] as The Prettiest Man in Rock & Roll. The near-religious fervour that drove his audiences into a frenzied ecstasy scandalised middle America and won millions of fans for The Georgia Peach.