Monday, November 10, 2008

Those were the days

The CBS morning show spent a lot of today's program looking back at the 1950s, and the nostalgia was capped by a lengthy (by TV standards) performance by Little Richard and his band. Richard is approaching his 76th birthday, but he's nearly as good now as he was 50 years ago, unlike a lot of performers who carry on long after their talent has left them and become an embarrassment. If you get a chance to see Richard, I'd highly recommend it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good golly! Paul McCartney owes a lot of his shouting R&B style to Richard. The Beatles did a better version of "Long Tall Sally" than did Richard himself. But for sheer performance outrageousness, Richard set the standard.

November 11, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

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