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- (This page is for the backing band of Little Richard. See Lee Perry for the studio band of the reggae producer.)
Under the name "The World Famous Upsetters", they also released at least three singles, all from a "secret session" with Richard on vocals in the early 1960s. According to online sources, these date from a period when the singer was involved with the church and therefore did not want his name to be appear on the records.
In 1964-5, Jimi Hendrix joined the Upsetters to back Little Richard on tour. Keyboardist Billy Preston, who worked with the Beatles on 'Let It Be', was also a member of the Upsetters during the 1960s.
Links to Peel
Festive Fifty Entries
Other Shows Played
- 04 April 1970: Every Night About This Time (LP - ? single) Little Star 123 (US release 1963)