During the 1950s many adults were uncomfortable with rock and roll. No one made them more uncomfortable than Little Richard. His look, demeanor, race, and stage act were the stuff of nightmares for parents concerned about their sons and daughters. He was a star during the second half of the 1950s placing 15 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. Just about all were up-tempo rock ‘n’ roll attacks.
“Keep A Knockin” first appeared in the film MISTER ROCK ‘N’ROLL. Released as a single during September of 1957, it reached number eight on the BILLBOARD Pop Singles Chart and number two on the Rhythm & Blues chart. It was one of the most frenetic performances of his career.
Little Richad created a sound that was one of the foundations of rock and roll. He fused gospel, rhythm & blues, and his pusating piano rhythms into what would become known as rock and roll. Little Richard was honored as one of the first inductees into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 1986.
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