Little Richard

In December 1967, Little Richard and his band played a concert in the TV studios of KPIX in San Francisco and I was there with my cameras.  The ever-expressive face of the former gospel singer on the cover of Issue No. 59 was a photographer’s dream subject.  He was widely acclaimed by his musical peers; James Brown said of him that Little Richard was the “first to put the funk in the rock and roll beat.”