John Thomas: I will never forget my mom and dad coming to our soundcheck at "Memphis in May," which is a big concert series down in the lower part of the river. My mom was sitting in a lawn chair outside our trailer. I came off the stage after soundcheck and saw my mom talking to this gentlemen. After a bit he went back to his own trailer. I said, "Mom, do you know who that was?"
She said, "No."
"That was Little Richard."
I said, "Well, what was he saying to you?"
"Oh, he was the nicest man. He was so sweet. He asked where I was from…"
Just this casual conversation. She had no clue at all.