Life Magazine Publishes Previously Unseen Little Richard Photos

Photo by Ralph Morse via Life.

In 1971 Life magazine sent staff photographer Ralph Morse to photograph the wild rock ‘n’ roller, Little Richard. This was, of course, long after Little Richard’s ’50s heyday. He scored 15 Top 10 R&B hits in 1955, ’56 and ’57 starting with “Tutti-Frutti.”

A photo shoot took place and then… nothing.

Today, 42 years later, the photos can be seen at Life’s online site.

They’re pretty cool.

— A Days of the Crazy-Wild blog post —

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