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The Night Little Richard Reminded America He Was the True King of Rock

In 1988, the legend took the stage at the Grammys not to accept an award, but to give one — and to demand what he deserved

Photo: Ron Galella/Getty Images

In the late 1980s, Little Richard became a sought-after guest in movies and on television shows — a reversal of sorts after a long, difficult…

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Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet. Writer. | Ohioan.

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