[Little] Richard kept turning around to smile at Ringo. It was an “I fancy you” smile, says Mike [McCartney]. It came as a tremendous shock to the Liverpool musicians (and a crushing disappointment for some) that their rock idol was not-as-most-men. So much was he queening around backstage, making lewd, lascivious remarks about boys and scribbling in his giant bible (which he let no one see), he was obviously one of them.
From the book The Beatles All These Years Tune In Vol. 1 by Mark Lewisohn, Page 736 (via jonesingjay