Rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard is reportedly recovering from a heart attack suffered while at home with family. During a chat with singer Cee Lo Green during a Georgia fundraiser for the Recording Academy, The singer revealed that he suffered from a coughing fit, and was feeling a shooting pain in his arm, but started to feel OK after taking an aspirin (widely known to help treat heart attacks), as well as having his son turn on the air conditioning. A doctor credited that self-medicating with saving his life, while Richard credited with his faith in God with helping along the way.
Last summer, Richard had to take a break from performing nearly collapsing on stage. Earlier this year, the rock legend’s childhood home in Pleasant Hill, Georgia was saved by state officials, and make into a neighborhood resource center. Also earlier this year, Richard received an honorary degree from Mercer University.
In other music news, Paul McCartney responded to a fan letter, written in 1963 by two Beatle fans. The women Barbara Bezant and Lyn Phillips, who were 17 and 19 at the time and from London, saw a Beatles concert at the Lewisham Odeon, and recorded their message on a tape recorder. A local historian bought the tape through a flea market, after it would make it’s way to the BBC, a show reunite the two friends, who haven’t seen each other in forty years, and after presenting McCartney with the message, received a thank you from the Beatle himself.