' "I was rhe architect of Rock!" He demanded his flowers while alive. One of my favorite entertainers
Little Richard, a founding father of the Rock & Roll genre whose style, larger than life personality, electrifying stage presence transcends throughout time, died Saturday at the age of 87. The news confirmed by his son Danny Jones Penniman also stated the cause of death was cancer.
His hit singles Tutti Fruitti, Long Tail Sally, and Lucille became household names for the simple , gospel-infused, full of excitement and sexually charged lyrics became a talking point of the music industry everywhere While his career on the top ten did not further after 1958 his music became the foundations of artists over the decades from Elvis to Costello to Paul McCartney. The younger generations can recall seeing little Richards on some of the hit 90's shows such as Full House playing Denise's Crazy Uncle Richie.
He will be greatly missed.
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