Little haiku

Rock was born this date
Breathlessly spin spin spin spinnin’
Like a spinnin’ top

Rock ‘n’ roll starts here:
Little Richard’s piano,
Chuck Berry’s guitar

Pumpin’ piano,
Wild moves, wild voice, wild makeup
He did that stuff first

Shocked and angered some
When his shows brought together
Young folks black and white

And sex? Oh my yes
“Tutti frutti, good booty”
First lyrics were changed

Then he told us what
Miss Molly sure liked to do
Good golly, indeed

Elvis, Jerry Lee
Prince, Michael Jackson all got
A lot from Little

And Jimi Hendrix
Spent some time in Richard’s band
Working on his chops

Like lightning striking
— But for two solid minutes
Instead of a flash

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