Saturday, May 9, 2020

RIP Little Richard And Random Thoughts by BJ Neblett

Sitting here, working on Princess Haylee, book two of my Planet Alt-Sete-Nine series, and chillin' to Little Richard. As a radio DJ back in the day, I worked with Richard a couple of times. A wild man on stage, always giving 150% of himself, Little Richard was the crazy, funny guy full of boundless energy you were proud to call a friend. From washing dishes in the Macon Bus Station to support his family after his dad passed, to the many donations of his time and money to charities, many of which went unnoticed, Richard believed in people taking care of people. This was one facet of the multi-faceted entertainer I had the privilege to know. If there were one phrase that could sum up Richard's life I believe it would have to be, "always searching." Be it self identity, to religion, to a new way to bend a chord or phrase, Little Richard never stopped searching. Or entertaining.
RIP Richard.
"...if there's a rock 'n roll heaven/
you know they got a hell of a band."
                        Righteous Brothers
                        Rock 'n Roll Heaven

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