Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 10, 1956: Little Richard records "Long Tall Sally", which will go on be his highest charting record in the US, climbing to number 6 on Billboard's Pop chart and number 1 on the R&B chart by next April.

"Long Tall Sally", topping the R&B chart, was the first of his three U.S. Top 10 hits.

Richard's string of chart success continued with the double-sider "Rip It Up"/"Ready Teddy", the former being his first UK release and chart entry in late 1956.

Richard triumphantly returned in 1957 with "Keep a Knockin'" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" and he quickly became renowned for his energetic live shows, his signature greasy pompadour and cake makeup look, and his manic, flamboyant personality, becoming one of the most successful African-American artists of rock's early period.

“Good Golly Miss Molly” is a rock 'n' roll standard, this has been covered by hundreds and is ranked #94 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Rolling Stone magazine has listed "Long Tall Sally" as #56 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

              ROCK ON LITTLE RICHARD!!!

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