Little Richard was the stage name adopted by Richard Wayne Penniman, a gospel and rhythm & blues singer who was also a rocker, a homosexual, a Seventh Day Adventist, and an extraordinary personality. He invented one of the most emblematic battle cries to ever rouse a generation of young people confronting a much-needed new world... and rock ’n’ roll. The cry was a lyric from Tutti Frutti that went “A Wop Bop A Loo Bop A Lop Bam Boom!” Just one look at this album’s titles tells you all you need to know about the importance that this man represents in Fifties’ music history. In addition to Tutti Frutti you can find Long Tall Sally, Lucille and Good Golly Miss Molly, to name only a few. Nobody can imagine what Rock ’n’ Roll would have been without Little Richard. He was a mighty inspiration for such major artists as Prince and The Rolling Stones, and he fully deserves his place at the top of the pyramid that today we call “the influencers”.