Category: Little Richard

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Vintage R&B Concert Posters

  1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – September 27, 1955 
  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – August 8, 1957 
  3. Howard High School (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – April 4, 1960
  4. Royal Theatre (Baltimore, Maryland) – October 18, 1963

  5. Civic Auditorium (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – May 2, 1964 
  6. Auditorium Macon (Macon, Georgia) – August 1, 1964

  7. Charleston County Hall (Charleston, South Carolina) – April 21, 1965   
  8. Ellis Memorial Auditorium (Memphis, Tennessee) – August 6, 1966 
  9. Wooden Shoe Ballroom (Portland, Oregon) – March 5, 1967 
  10. Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) – April 28, 1968 

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Vintage R&B Concert Posters

  1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 6, 1956
  2. W.C. Taylor High School (Warrenton, Virginia) – March 8, 1962

  3. Toldeo Sports Arena (Toledo, Ohio) – November 5, 1963
  4. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 21, 1965
  5. Cinnamon Cider (Long Beach, California) – August 18, 1965
  6. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – September 20, 1965

  7. Apollo Theatre (Harlem, New York) – February 11, 1967

  8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – November 25, 1967
  9. Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) – June 9, 1968

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Vintage R&B Concert Posters

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 6, 1956

W.C. Taylor High School (Warrenton, Virginia) – March 8, 1962

Toldeo Sports Arena (Toledo, Ohio) – November 5, 1963

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 21, 1965

Cinnamon Cider (Long Beach, California) – August 18, 1965

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – September 20, 1965

Apollo Theatre (Harlem, New York) – February 11, 1967

Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – November 25, 1967

Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) – June 9, 1968

Vintage R&B Concert Posters

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 6, 1956

W.C. Taylor High School (Warrenton, Virginia) – March 8, 1962

Toldeo Sports Arena (Toledo, Ohio) – November 5, 1963

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 21, 1965

Cinnamon Cider (Long Beach, California) – August 18, 1965

Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – September 20, 1965

Apollo Theatre (Harlem, New York) – February 11, 1967

Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – November 25, 1967

Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina) – June 9, 1968

Early Rolling Stone Covers – Photos by Baron Wolman

Issue #2 – Tina Turner, 1967

Issue #6 – Janis Joplin, 1968 

Issue #7- Jimi Hendrix, 1968

Issue #13 – Tiny Tim, 1968

Issue #14 – Frank Zappa, 1968

Issue #31- Sun Ra, 1969

Issue #33 – Joni Mitchell, 1969 

Issue #40 – Jerry Garcia, 1969 

Issue #52 – Creedance Clearwater Revival, 1970

Issue #59 – Little Richard, 1970

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Little Richard and Ike Turner at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 2, 1998. 

Little Richard who was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986, and Ike Turner in 1991, were longtime friends. Little Richard was used Ike’s piano intro on “Rocket 88″ for his song “Good Golly, Miss Molly.” Ike also said he had Little Richard in mind when he wrote songs for Tina Turner to sing. Little Richard wrote the introduction for Ike’s autobiography “Takin’ Back My Name” (1999) and

also spoke at his funeral in 2007. 

Little Richard: “When they first came to Los Angeles, I used to go over every day and Ike would be there with Tina and all of them. I remember when Tina couldn’t sing like she can today. Ike came and asked me to teach her. He asked me, ‘How would you sing this song?’ And when I sang, he would tell Tina, ‘Now that’s what I want you to do.’ But when she talks today she never mentions my name.”

Little Richard and Ike Turner at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 2, 1998. 

Little Richard who was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986, and Ike Turner in 1991, were longtime friends. Little Richard was used Ike’s piano intro on “Rocket 88″ for his song “Good Golly, Miss Molly.” Ike also said he had Little Richard in mind when he wrote songs for Tina Turner to sing. Little Richard wrote the introduction for Ike’s autobiography “Takin’ Back My Name” (1999) and

also spoke at his funeral in 2007. 

Little Richard: “When they first came to Los Angeles, I used to go over every day and Ike would be there with Tina and all of them. I remember when Tina couldn’t sing like she can today. Ike came and asked me to teach her. He asked me, ‘How would you sing this song?’ And when I sang, he would tell Tina, ‘Now that’s what I want you to do.’ But when she talks today she never mentions my name.”

Ike and Tina Turner at the opening of their recording studio Bolic Sound in Inglewood, California, 1972.

The studio name derived from Tina’s maiden name, Bullock. Ike had two sixteen track studios built, a large one to rent out and a smaller one for his personal recordings. He fitted them out with state-of-the-art equipment, two 24-input 16-output mixing desks custom built by John Stephens and Daniel Flickinger, IBM mix memorizers, an early Eventide digital delay. The studios were opened for public hire in March 1972. Artists who recorded there included Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Duane Allman, Little Richard and Gayle McCormick. Frank Zappa recorded the Ruben and the Jets album For Real! as well as most of his own Over-Nite Sensation and Apostrophe (’) lps in 1973 and 1974. Ike & Tina’s hit, “Nutbush City Limits” was also recorded there.

Jimi Hendrix playing at an Atlantic Records release party

with Wilson Pickett,

King Curtis, Percy Sledge,

Cornell Dupree and

Esther Phillips at the Prelude Club in Harlem on May 5, 1966.

Before forming his own band Jimi worked with various R&B acts such as the Isley Brothers, King Curtis and Ike and Tina Turner. Tina Turner has denied that Jimi was in her band; Ike Turner claimed Jimi was in his band and that he owned a guitar played by Jimi. Jimi confirmed that he did play with Ike and Tina Turner in a few interviews including one with

Gus Gossert at the Winterland Arena in 1968 when he was asked if he started in San Francisco. 

Jimi: “No, I started all over the place… I came out here before. Yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago”

Also, the liner notes of the 1967 UK Track Records LP pressing of “Are You Experienced” mentioned that Jimi played with Ike

and Tina “on the west coast”.