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Posts Tagged ‘Little Richard’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/3/21 – “ROCKET 88” DAY!

Rock & Roll was born on March 3, 1951 when Ike Turner’s band recorded what is widely considered the first Rock & Roll song, with legendary producer Sam Phillips (yes, that Sam Phillips) at the board at Sun Studio (yes, that Sun Studio) in Memphis, Tennessee, making […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/14/20 – TUTTI FRUTTI DAY!

It was the last 15 minutes of a New Orleans recording session on September 14, 1955, and Little Richard had one more song up his sleeve. He had just spent an hour rewriting the lyrics with Dorothy La Bostrie, changing the original “dirty” lyrics from “good booty” to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/4/20 – HOUND DOG DAY!

This is a song that changed history. Written by a pair of 19 year-olds named Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, it had been Big Mama Thornton’s biggest hit, spending 14 weeks on the R&B charts in 1953, but the world-changing part came in 1956, when a young […]

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