Raise a glass to Little Richard - 80 this week - if you saw him perform in Scunthorpe
Music legend Little Richard who will be 80 on Wednesday (Dec 5) played in Scunthorpe at the Drill Hall, Cottage Beck Road, on May 23, 1964.
He appeared courtesy of promoter Terry Sampson.
Incredibly, world-famous guitar star Jimmi Hendrix was believed to have been in his backing band that night.
Scunthorpe's Johnny Ballad Group was one of the support acts and bassist Barry Garner recalls he lent his guitar to one of the American musicians, Scunthorpe Telegraph long-serving reporter Nick Cole recalls.
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Starting in the 1950s, Little Richard enjoyed a string of major hits like Tutti Frutti, Lucille, Good Golly Miss Molly and Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On.