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 —

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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