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Rockers pay tribute to Little Richard, founding father of rock & roll

Posted by on May 10, 2020

 

Little Richard, known as the founding father, godfather, the innovator, the originator, and the architect of rock & roll, died on Saturday (9th) at 87. CNN reports Dick Alen, Richard’s former agent, confirmed his death, revealing he died in Nashville with his brother and son by his side. The cause of death is related to bone cancer. Little Richard was one courageous, creative innovator who followed his own path, which led to being one of the pioneers in rock & roll. His charismatic spirit, along with shocking people in the 1950s with his flamboyance along with his piano-playing, “devil music” skill set, has left one unforgettable mark. Little Richard brought people of all backgrounds together with songs such as “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally.” His influence has left a mark in many genres of music, including metal. 

 

 

The rock and metal community have reacted via social media on the legend’s passing. We collected a few tributes and you can read them below:

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Our thoughts and condolences go out to Little Richard’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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