In the United States died little Richard, one of the pioneers of rock-n-roll

In the US, in the 88th year of life died legendary musician, one of the pioneers of the genre rock n roll little Richard (real name Richard Wayne Penniman). This writes the magazine Rolling Stone , with reference to the son of musician Danny Penniman.

Cause of death little Richard at the moment is unknown.

Penniman was born December 5, 1932 in Georgia. The first song that brought him fame, was the Tutti Frutti in 1955 she was released the record label Specialty Records. In the next three years, little Richard wrote Long Tall Sally, Ready Teddy, She’s Got It The Girl Can’t Help It, Lucille, Jenny, Jenny, Keep A-Knockin’ – all of them have become classics of rock ‘ n ‘ roll.

“Although he’s never been in the top 10 after 1958, the influence little Richard had a huge. His songs have become part of the Canon of rock ‘ n ‘ roll, which for decades have followed everything from the Everly Brothers, the Kinks and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Elvis Costello and Scorpions,” notes Rolling Stone.


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