Music Icon Little Richard dead at 87
Musical Icon Little Richard who revolutionized Rock and Roll has died at the age of 87. His mega hits like Tutti Frutti and Long Tall Sally were chart toppers for extended periods of time. Richard’s Bass guitarist told TMZ that Richard had been sick for a few months.
A couple weeks ago I randomly decided to read up on the legendary Little Richard on wiki. I learned then about how he developed The Beatles and saved The Rolling Stones pic.twitter.com/lUEvYG1Mew— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) May 9, 2020
A Georgia native, His first break came in 1951, when he performed at an ATL radio station and it caught the ear of record execs. Richard was signed to RCA. He didn’t become successful while at the label, but it was a start.
The rest is history. Richard is credited for saving the Rolling Stones and being the inspiration for the Beatles. His legacy will live on. Condolences are pouring in.
I’m very sorry to hear about Little Richard. He was there at the beginning and showed us all how to rock and roll. He was a such a great talent and will be missed. Little Richard’s music will last forever.— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) May 9, 2020
Love & Mercy, Brian pic.twitter.com/kcak6Rf4Re
Little Richard made so much of the music that we love possible. So many artists, voices, and sounds that wouldn’t have existed without him. The musical lineage that followed him crossed genres, crossed generations. What a life. What a legacy. Grateful for all he gave us.— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) May 9, 2020