Tag Archives: Little Richard

What Happened – December 5

It was on this day in 1952 that a thick blanket of fog settled over London. Nothing unusual there, except that the weather patterns made it so the fog stayed in the city for the next four days. It combined … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 12

It was on this night in 1957 that Little Richard told an audience of 40,000 fans that he was quitting rock’n’roll and instead turning to God. While on the flight into Sydney that afternoon the engine on his plane caught fire … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 29

It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 14

It was on this day in 1955 that Little Richard said “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.” He was in New Orleans to record a new album and had gone to a nearby tavern for lunch. While there he sat down at a piano and started … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 31

It was on this day in 1970 that 30,000 people began to show up in Middlefield, CT for a rock festival that had already been canceled. Planned to be held at the Powder Ridge Ski Area, the 3-day lineup was supposed … Continue reading

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