Little Richard embraced fluidity in rock ‘n’ roll. These are some of the artists he influenced

Baz Luhrman’s film about “the King” dramatizes the fateful first performance by Little Richard that Elvis caught: As played by model Alton Mason, Richard careens around a crowded bar and electrifies the crowd with a performance of his signature number, “Tutti Frutti.” He leaps up onto tables, thrusts and twists with abandon, dripping in sweat while an awed Elvis takes mental notes. (“Elvis” was released by Warner Bros., which, like CNN, is a unit of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

This post was originally published on this site