After Tutti Frutti, Little Richard began garnering fans from both sides of the civil rights divide. He brought black and white youngsters together on the dance floor and even helped to transform race relations. This book presents a study of Little Richard, one of the great rock'n'roll pioneers.
David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, the poet Barbara Hamby. He is the author of thirty books including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and others. For more information visit www.davidkirby.com.