Rock’n’roll pioneer Little Richard died on Saturday at the age of 87. In the 1950s, his wild stage presence drove his fans to storms of enthusiasm. The cause of death is still unknown.
Little Richard, one of the pioneers of rock’n roll, is dead. He died at the age of 87, according to the music magazine “Rolling Stone”, citing his son Danny Penniman. The cause of death was initially unknown.
Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020) – Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little.R died Saturday morning in his Nashville home at the age of 87, the artist’s son Danny Penniman confirmed to Rolling Stone. His cause of death is…
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard is dead
Little Richard is considered a US music legend that inspired an entire generation and inspired numerous other musicians, including rock stars such as Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. He was known for his penetrating sound, his piano playing and his towering pompadour hairstyle.
Like Chuck Berry or Fats Domino, Little-Richard created a new genre of music in the 1950s. He carried his fans to hits with enthusiasm with hits like “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Rip It Up”, “Lucille” and “Good Golly Miss Molly” as well as his wild stage presence.