Little Richard, 1932-2020

Little Richard, a true rock’n’roll original, passed away this morning (5/9/2020). He was 87. This interview was recorded June 12, 1957. Little Richard was appearing at the PNE Exhibition Gardens, and I persuaded him to visit CKWX. There, Richard submitted to the interview, but it wasn’t long before he walked over to a piano sitting in the corner of the studio. He sat behind it and entertained a bunch of us for about fifteen minutes. I worked with Little Richard many times over the years. I’ll always treasure my autographed copy of this Rolly Ford photo.

Enjoy this preview of our 1957 Vancouver interview courtesy of our friends at Spotify For the complete interview click here.