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Elvis may be the king of rock and roll, but I am the queen.
Little Richard had hip replacement surgery in 2009, limiting his performance capabilities like Phil Collins has it now. “I’m sorry I can’t do it like it’s supposed to be done,” he told one audience in 2012. After the audience screamed back in encouragement, he said “Oh, you gonna make me scream like a white girl!”
When I first came along, I never heard any rock & roll. When I started singing [rock & roll], I sang it a long time before I presented it to the public because I was afraid they wouldn’t like it. I never heard nobody do it, and I was scared. 1990 interview in rolling Stone mag
“Prince is the Little Richard of his generation,” Richard told Joan Rivers on TV in 1989 before looking at the camera and addressing Prince. “I was wearing purple before you was wearing it!”
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