There were what can be considered the fathers and originators of early rock ‘n’ roll and then there was Little Richard. He was an American original whose wild antics set him apart from every others early rock ‘n’roller.
“Lucille” was a cry in the wilderness set to a frenetic rock ‘n’ roll beat. The two layered lyrics told a simple story of love lost but underneath was a tale of passion.
It first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, March 23, 1957, and peaked at number 21. It also reached number one on the Rhythm & Blues Chart.
“Lucille” remains one of the seminal songs of the early rock ‘n’ roll era.