Little Richard, while performing in Australia in 1957, saw a fireball flying across the sky and took it to be a sign from God to repent from secular music and his wild lifestyle at the time; he wouldn’t return to secular music until 1962. The fireball that he saw was the launch of Sputnik 1.

Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87 Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Little Richard – a life in pictures View gallery Richard, whose real name was Richard Penniman, was born in Macon, Georgia in December 1932. He had been in poor health for …

Little Richard, while performing in Australia in 1957, saw a fireball flying across the sky and took it to be a sign from God to repent from secular music and his wild lifestyle at the time; he wouldn’t return to secular music until 1962. The fireball that he saw was the launch of Sputnik 1. Read More »