American Masters

Little Richard preaches the gospel

Clip: 06/02/2023 | 2m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

Little Richard had a fervid relationship with religion, and even quit rock and roll music for religion once in 1957, only to return years later. He was regularly preaching in 1984, claiming that his days "should be spent now, at the age of 52, spreading the gospel."

Airing: 06/02/23

Rating: NR

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