<BBirthdays: Little Richard
, 83, Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, 52
The song on the other side of the disc - Little Richard
's Slippin' and Slidin' - was the last Lennon played in his final scheduled performance, on the Salute to Lew Grade TV show in April 1975.
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.
BORN WALT Disney, Film maker, 1901 LITTLE Richard
, singer, 1932, above JOSE Carreras, opera singer, 1946 DIED MOZART, Austrian composer, 1791, above CLAUDE Monet, French painter, 1926 PHILLIS Wheatley, poet, 1784
Lindsey is a lifelong Georgia native, hailing from a small town just outside of Macon that is also home to Little Richard
and The Allman Brothers Band.
Long time member of Little Richard
's band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Muscle Shoals based band, The Decoys, Kelvin has played on numerous recordings through the years, including those by Little Richard
, Gregg Allman, Bettye Lavette, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Klaus Voormann and Pegi Young & The Survivors.
With their blistering, breackneck rock 'n' roll stomp the Jim Jones Revue, above, build on the foundations laid by Little Richard
, MC5 and the Stooges.
BIRTHDAYS: Little Richard
, rock 'n' roll star, 80; Jose Carreras, tenor, pictured, 66; Morgan Brittany, actress, 61; Lee Chapman, former footballer and now restaurateur and bar owner, 53; Carlton Palmer, former footballer, 47; Ronnie O' Sullivan, snooker player, 37; Paula Patton, actress, 37.
"People in the band listen to a lot of things from Howlin' Wolf, Little Richard
, Buddy Holly and the Crickets to Queens of the Stone Age and The Cramps - A lot of Detroit bands as well."
The former amateur jockey, who had between 300 and 400 rides under rules, pinpointed the exploits of Little Richard
, who won 12 of his 88 starts, as the highlight of his training career.
Though they could pass for a veteran act, Lewis & the Honeybears joined forces just four years ago, when Black Joe was booked to open for Little Richard
and needed a band on short notice.
Kirby (English, Florida State U.) offers a short biography of Little Richard
that places his song "Tutti Frutti" at the origin of rock 'n' roll.