It was shortly after he starting toping the charts w/
number one singles..
back in the late 50's or early 60's..
That is how he was marketed, he had a couple of good songs but didn't do much for me. He turned out to be a self destructive drug abuser.
In the latter part of the 50's
Elvis vs Little Richard.
Little Richard - "He claims to be "the architect of rock and roll," and history would seem to bear out Little Richard's boast. More than any other performer - save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. On record, he made spine-tingling rock and roll. His frantically charged piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on such classics as "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly" defined the dynamic sound of rock and roll."
Little Richard - I do believe he was "the architect of rock and roll," and I do believe
Elvis, Is the King of rock and roll.
They are both the best in their own right.
Well, my friend it must have been long, long before you were even thought of. And just for the heck of it, he still IS. At least, he was first in his talent to capture and bring Rock and Roll into the popularity it deserves. We loved to hear him then and we love to hear him now. There ARE other generations besides yours, you know. I thought this was a site for seniors, if I am wrong, please correct me.
As long as I can remember as a young teen and it is well deserved.
when the colonel decided they should
When Colonel Tom Parker thought of it.
About 30 seconds after he made his first appearance on stage.