Rock ‘n roll legend LITTLE RICHARD has announced plans to retire after 50 years on the road.
The flamboyant veteran, one of the last great original rock heroes and a massive influence on – The Beatles, says that his current US tour will be his last and that not even a phone-call from the president could make him change his mind.
“I’ve been making music since I was eight years old, and I’m tired now,” he said. “I’ve never taken a vacation. I work every day, year in, year out.”
The star, Ananova reports, plans to retire to his home state of Georgia. “I haven’t decided what I’m going to do, but I won’t be travelling for rock,” he said.