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Little Richard, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 87
 
05/09/2020 8:08:27 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 69 replies
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Little Richard, the flamboyant singer, songwriter, and musician known for a string of rock and roll hit songs and fiery showmanship, has died, according to his pastor. He was 87. The cause of death was not known Saturday.
 

Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87
 
05/09/2020 7:00:58 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 54 replies
Rolling Stone ^ | 05/09/20 | Rolling Stone
X/Shutterstock Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. Starting with “Tutti Frutti” in 1956, Little Richard cut a series of unstoppable hits – “Long Tall Sally” and “Rip It Up” that same year, “Lucille” in 1957, and “Good Golly Miss Molly” in 1958 – driven by his simple, pumping piano, gospel-influenced vocal exclamations and...
 

Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87
 
05/09/2020 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
Rolling Stone ^ | 5/09/20 | David Browne
Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. Starting with “Tutti Frutti” in 1956, Little Richard cut a series of unstoppable hits – “Long Tall Sally” and “Rip It Up” that same year, “Lucille” in 1957, and “Good Golly Miss Molly” in 1958 – driven by his simple, pumping piano, gospel-influenced vocal exclamations and sexually...
 

Little Richard dead at 87
 
05/09/2020 6:58:00 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 13 replies
 
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