Book Review: The Big Life of Little Richard

In the first major bio of the flamboyant rock & roll giant, the author explores Little Richard in all dimensions: musicianship, family life, battles against racism, interaction with contemporaries (including hanging with the early Beatles in Hamburg, and his experiences with his young sideman Jimi Hendrix), and his lifelong conflict between his religion and his sexuality. Ribowsky’s book is a vivid account of a one-of-a-kind artist.

By Mark Ribowsky

(hardcover) $26.99