Happy 81st birthday to one of my very favorite musicians of all time… Little Richard!!!
Here’s Little Richard, 1957 on Specialty Records
When I was 5 years old I had a Little Richard 45, that I think was given to my parents by a family friend who’s son had moved away, leaving all of his records behind. One of these was “Rip It Up”, which I used to play on my little kiddie record player as loud as possible while I spun around super fast until I got dizzy and became sick.
Thank you Little Richard!!
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of a true musical genius, the legendary Frank Zappa (Dec 21, 1940 to December 4, 1993).
Above, Apostrophe, 1974 on Discreet (Mark Aalyson photography)
John Kennedy on Flickr.
A Memorial Album — His Most Famous Speeches
Including comments by Barry Golwater, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, Sir Alec Home, and Pope Paul VI.
Released on Diplomat Records
A Memorial Album — John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Flickr.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy — May 29, 1917 to November 22, 1963
This memorial album products by Premier Albums
Happy Birthday to Dylan Thomas!
(October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)
Vincent Price departed to the great haunted house in the sky 20 years ago today — May 27, 1911 to October 25, 1993
And who wouldn’t want to act in a scene with the great master of the macabre?
Currently watching the baseball playoffs while doing other things in my studio.
Somewhere I have an autographed photo of Waite Hoyt along with a personal letter (typed and signed) he sent me in response to a letter I mailed him when I was a kid. Hoyt is a Hall of Famer and was a member of the 1927 New York Yankees, generally acknowledged as the best baseball team in history.
RIP Eydie Gorme (August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013)
LOS ANGELES — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer who had a huge solo hit in 1963 with “Blame It on the Bossa Nova,” died on Saturday. She was 84.
Yep, she is still kicking!