Little Richard, the rock 'n' roll legend who sold more than 30 million records worldwide and influenced countless acts as he introduced black R&B to white America,He was 87.
In 1985, the entertainer, born Richard Penniman, spoke with Ed Bradley for a 60 Minutes interview that touched on how people in his hometown of Macon, Georgia, and even members of his own band, reacted to his eccentric appearance when he was starting out.
"Most of them was afraid of me," Richard said. "You know, [I] get ready to pay my band, and they were scared to come into the room and get their money. It was, 'I get it tomorrow.'"
Richard also talked about touring Europe with a couple of unknown bands: the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
"[It's] just strange, all these people, how they came for me," Richard said. "When I look back over this, it's almost like a dream."