Little Richard Dead at 87!
Music legend Little Richard, a giant in the early stages of Rock ‘n’ Roll and beyond, has died. Read on for more details regarding Little Richard Dead…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, fondly known to many as the “Georgia Peach,” has died at the age of 87 in Tullahoma, Tennesse.
According to reports, Richard had been sick for 2 months.
Little Richard’s passing from bone cancer was confirmed by his son Danny Penniman and his lawyer Bill Sobel.
He was an enormous influence over the genre, with insanely popular hits like the fantastically frenetic, “Tutti-Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally.” The Beatles have credited Richard as being inspirational to the Fab Four.
Richard’s bass guitarist, Charles Glenn said that Richard died at his Tennessee home, surrounded by his brother, sister and son. Glenn says he spoke with Richard March 27 and the singer asked him to come over and visit, but he couldn’t because of the pandemic. Glenn says Richard was like a father to him. Richard would sometimes tell him, “Not to take anything away from your dad, but you’re my son.”
Brian Wilson posted:
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.
Stevie Van Zandt wrote:
The man who invented Rock and Roll. Elvis popularised it. Chuck Berry was the storyteller. Richard was the archetype.
Mick Jagger wrote in a statement:
I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Little Richard. he was the biggest inspiration of my early teens and his music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as it did when it first shot through the music scene in the mid 50s.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 9, 2020
Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman in 1932. Ironically, he was born in a depression and died in what feels like a depression. His dad had disdain for Richard’s sexuality and threw him out of the family home when he was just 13.