Map of Dickson on Like Modern Records, however, Cenco Records tanked. Kid Thomas, the poor man’s Little Richard, was operating a moderately successful lawn care service in Beverly Hills when what was left of his life forever changed. On September 3, 1969, Lou T. Watts (Kid Thomas), 35, was driving his van in the 300 block of South Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills when he accidentally struck a child riding a bicycle. Ethan Friedman, 10, died of his injuries later that afternoon. The boy’s father, Eugene K. Friedman, pressed police and requested the district attorney to file manslaughter charges. Map of Dickson 2016.