This permanent A list singer/musician who had his biggest days five decades ago is close to death.
He doesn’t even have the energy any longer to get himself ready like he used to.
I wish everyone today knew what a fun and amazing guy he is.
Goodness he was the life of any party you invited him to.
Music legend Little Richard makes a stop in southern Illinois
It was Little Richard’s first television news interview in years.
The music legend has only sat down to an interview with Danny Shelton of Three Angels Broadcast Network once before sitting down with News 3 on Saturday.
Known as the “Architect of Rock and Roll,” he said those days are well behind him.
“Well… back at the time, you would think about how you could become bigger and bigger and make more money,” Little Richard said.
He said it all became too much when he saw people idolizing him and flocking to his concerts.
“At first, I was making $35,000 a night, then it came to 50, then it came to $100,000 an hour,” he said.
Richard Penniman, better known as rock and roll legend Little Richard, said choosing between his fame and his faith was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.
“I didn’t feel right anymore. I would sing and do things, but I wasn’t a part of the in crowd anymore,” he said.
Little Richard said he started getting concerned about his place in the world. – Source