Tavia Nyong’o “Little Richard: Too black, too queer, too holy: why Little Richard never truly got his dues”

How did a turbaned drag queen from the sexual underground of America’s deep south ignite rock’n’roll? We unravel the mystery behind Little Richard’s subversive genius.

“As the world marks and mourns the passing of Little Richard, many have been asking: how was someone so unapologetically black and queer present at the origins of rock, a world-shaking music still associated, to this day, with white male musical acts like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones?”

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020