Richard Penniman

RICHARD PENNIMAN (Little Richard ) was asked by Jeff Tamarkin what radio stations he listened to. “Use to listen to a station out of Nashville called WLAC. Listened to a guy named Gene Nobles. That’s where I first heard Tutti Frutti. My mother didn’t know my name was Little Richard. It came on and I yelled, mother that’s me! I had snuck off and recorded it. That was a thrill.”