I turned around to see—Little Richard!

LUCILLE BY JOHN HILL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 59

Little Richard had everything I needed. He was an outsider (black and gay in the 50s), he was flashy and flamboyant, he was a rebel, and most importantly, he was certain to horrify my parents.

I didn’t know why I liked Lucille. I just did. Maybe it was the bass figure. Or the way it started right out wit…

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