A Conversation for Little Richard

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Post 1

shagbark

Peer review was at F12125052?thread=6594095 smiley - smiley


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Post 2

AlexAshman


I've just finished subbing this - please let me know if it's ok or not, and if there's any changes you want to make smiley - ok


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Post 3

AlexAshman


if there's --> if there're smiley - doh


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Post 4

shagbark

I usually don't abbreviate .
I wonder if that last sentence will get dated quickly.
Rather than say at the age of 76 perhaps we should say 'into his golden years' or some such euphemismsmiley - doh.


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Post 5

AlexAshman


How about that? smiley - smiley


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Post 6

shagbark

perhaps 'in December of '08 Little Richard turned 76 and still going strong'


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shagbark

smiley - erm<> I meant and was still going


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Post 8

AlexAshman


How about: "Having celebrated his 76th birthday in December 2008, Little Richard is still going strong."


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Post 9

shagbark

smiley - ok that is better.


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Post 10

AlexAshman


Ok to send it off now then? smiley - smiley


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Post 11

shagbark

I'm OK with it smiley - smiley


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Post 12

AlexAshman


Oh, one thing I've just remembered smiley - sorry

"About this time, Richard married Ernestine Campbell. However, married life didn't fit in with his chosen lifestyle, and after six years waiting for him to settle down his wife finally got a divorce."

I recall reading somewhere while fact-checking the entry that he married her after converting and becoming a preacher - is this paragraph in the right place?


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Post 13

shagbark

a little more research.
from written biograpies:
Earnestine: I meet Richard in 1957 when he came to speak at an evangelistic meeting in Washington DC.
courtship began Nov. 1957 Marriage July 1959
I hadn't appreciated his popularity worldwide and it was like I was kind of intruding on something the world wanted.
Charles Penniman(brother): I wasn't happy at all about the marriage. I felt like the church of god was putting Earnestine on Richard"
conclusions: This was after Tutti Fruiti,
It was before he became Seventh Day Adventist.
I would place this in the paragraph connected to 1959 (if there is one)


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Post 14

shagbark

I had assumed that the college he studied at was Seventh day Adventist
Perhaps I was wrong. Which could invallidate the paragraph on U-Turn.


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Post 15

AlexAshman


I've moved the paragraph - let me know if the U-Turn section needs any changes. smiley - ok


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Post 16

shagbark

the college is Oakwood University (then Oakwood college) 7000 Adventist Blvd Huntsville AL.
so I prsume when he got his degree he converted.
He was not yet a Softmore when he met Earnestine and presumably the meeting was Church of God in Christ. So I guess no change is needed.


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Post 17

AlexAshman


So is the paragraph about his marriage in the correct place now - can I send this off? smiley - smiley


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Post 18

shagbark

sorry to keep delaying this but Instead of saying <> can we say 'In 1959 Richard married...'


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AlexAshman


Done smiley - ok

Anything else need doing? smiley - smiley


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Post 20

shagbark

I think that's it smiley - smiley


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