he wants to be called old richard now....
He also wants to be known as the "Queen" of rock 'n' roll.
I had the pleasure of meeting Richard years ago. Probably the only rock artist who travels with an entourage that keeps him from getting into trouble.
My wife was with me. He looked at her and said, "Ooh, child. You're so pretty!" Being the wise guy, I said, "Not as pretty as you, Richard." His response: "Oh, Lord. You've made my big toe stand straight up in my boot!"
His set list is exclusively from his hits. But I wish he had thrown in a gospel number. Richard can definitely make you "Feel the Spirit".
Speaking of Little Richard and the Beatles, read Richard's autobiography. He loved Paul but despised John. Seems as though John would walk up to him while he was sat in front of the mirror, putting on his makeup (pancake # 31), and fart next to his face. I'm just reporting what Richard wrote.