Little Richard has died at 87

Little Richard, the legendary artist with the impressive songs “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally” in the 50s of the last century, has died at the age of 87.

Little Richard performed at The Domino Effect, a concert dedicated to the New Orleans Fats Domino rock and roll musician, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans in 2009
Little Richard performed at The Domino Effect, a concert dedicated to the New Orleans Fats Domino rock and roll musician, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans in 2009. Photo: AP

In a May 9 announcement about the departure of the veteran artist, Rolling Stone magazine said the artist’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the sad news.

Little Richard’s full name is Richard Wayne Penniman, born on December 5, 1932. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He was considered to be the key to the transition period between R&B and rock ‘n’ roll in the 50s of the twentieth century. He was also one of the first to introduce funk music and rock ‘n’ roll melody, thereby giving birth to soul music. Little Richard laid the foundations for rock ‘n’ roll with explosive and captivating music.

With his songs, he became the backbone of rock ‘n’ roll, creating classic songs such as “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally” or “Good Golly, Miss Molly”, contributing to the determination. It means rock ‘n’ roll melodies.