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Larry Williams: Heir To Little Richard

Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, 4 April 1964

IN OCTOBER 1958, Little Richard decided, in the words of the late Chuck Willis, to "Hang up his rock'n'roll shoes" and enter the Church. Many thousands of fans and journalists throughout the world expressed their astonishment and regret, for nearly every record Richard made on the Specialty label in California had proved to be a major success, both in America and Europe, and he had built up a strong following on the strength of his personal appearances.

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