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Little Richard Performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

March 31, 2013 by  

Little Richard Performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
“The Original King of Rock n’ Roll” Little Richard performed this weekend at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend at The Orleans Casino (Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com)

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Known for his innovative hits of the 50s including “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Keep A-Knockin'” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”, Little Richard’s tunes often became even bigger hits for contemporaries such Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Pat Boone, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival and car show that takes place over Easter weekend. VLV has grown to be the largest event of it’s type in the world. It features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly & Original 50s Music, a huge Classic Car Show, Burlesque Competition, Vintage Fashion Show, Dance Lessons and Competition, Tiki Pool Parties held daily, Burlesque Bingo, over 120 Vendors, a Bowling event, The NEW Sailor Jerry Tattoo Lounge hosted by Stedfast Tattoo Parlor, and more.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Little Richard performs at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

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