Throwback: Happy Belated 89th Birthday, Little Richard!

The past couple of weeks have been auspicious in music history:

  • Mark Lanegan was born 58 years ago on November 25
  • Tina Turner turned 83 on November 26
  • Jimi Hendrix was born 80 years ago on November 27
  • Peter Buck turned 66 on December 6

But we must talk about Little Richard. The pioneering rock legend was born 89 years ago yesterday. We should always remember that rock ‘n’ roll was created by queer black folk. Rock is black. And always will be black.

Happy birthday, Richard! Happy birthday wherever you are. Music wouldn’t be the same without you.