Little Richard died in Los Angeles on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Fans of Little Richard (Lucille, Long Tall Sally, Tutti Frutti, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Little Richard, a cultural icon
Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon on December 5, 1932, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Little Richard was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1957 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Lucille’. His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
Although Little Richard is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Little Richard.
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