One of the most dynamic performers ever, Little Richard Penniman blew the lid off the Fifties with his hit Tutti Frutti, and followed it with 17 hits in less than 3 years. A consumate musician and performer, Little Richard was as adept at plying the piano as he was as he was a singer and songwriter. Little Richard pounds it, jumps on it, slides across it on his knees and moves seamlessly between it, the microphone front and center. At a concert in Baltimore, Maryland, US concert history was made when excited people had to be restrained from jumping off the balconies, and the police had to stop the show twice to remove dozens of girls that had climbed onstage to try to rip souvenirs from Little Richard. Later in the show, girls began to throw their undergarments onto the stage. Known among the greatest twentieth century musicians Little Richard became known as The King of Rock and Roll. Elton John said of him "Little Richard's records were the best rock 'n roll records.", Buddy Holly said "You can't keep still when you hear the great Little Richard. He's the wildest act in rock 'n roll…" and James Brown called Richard his idol. After retiring from Rock and Roll in 1957 to become a minister he formed the Little Richard Evangelistic Team, traveling across the country preaching, and helped people locally through a ministry on skid row in Los Angeles. Penniman returned to music for an October 1962 tour of Great Britain, with the Beatles as an opening act.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Rock & Roll and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Rock & Roll paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Rock & Roll on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Rock & Roll embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.