Little Richard Gives Back

Little Richard donated a portion of his fee to the city of Macon, Ga., to help defray costs of a hometown concert October 8th.

The 72-year-old entertainer told about 5,000 people at the free event, part of the Macon Music and Heritage Festival, that he would give back $30,000 of his $75,000 fee.

“It’s not a whole lot of money, but it’s from the heart,” he said.

Local business owners had complained to city officials that the concert was put together on short notice and didn’t give them enough time to come up with the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s fee.