Sorry, Y’all – Little Richard Gave This Legend The Greatest Rock Hall Induction Speech Of All Time
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An artist’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the, if not the, most important moment of their entire career. Literally every concert, every mile traveled, every round of applause and every moment spent in a studio recording albums are what lead up to this magic moment for a lucky few, and it should be treated with the utmost respect and seriousness.
Unless you’re Otis Redding and the legend inducting you is none other than Little Richard – in which case it’s a celebration from start to finish, one that people will rave about for nearly 30 years after the fact! Otis Redding died in 1967 at the age of only 26, leaving behind a glowing musical legacy that resulted in his posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 1989.
Inducted by none other than the architect of rock n’ roll himself, Little Richard, Redding’s ceremony was every bit as colorful and brilliant as he was as Richard did what so many others have not: used Redding’s music to exemplify the tremendous impact the young man had on not just the world he left behind, but the one he’d never live to see.
For 15 minutes, Little Richard sings his way through Otis Redding’s best loved hits – from “Can’t Turn You Loose” to “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” his music is at the forefront of the biggest moment of his career as one of the genre’s key architects pays tribute in a way that breathes life into a legend gone far, far before his time and treats the moment as if the man of the hour is right onstage with him. Check it out in the video below!