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Little Richard dies at 87
« on: May 09, 2020, 19:43 »
Pioneering rock 'n' roll singer Little Richard has died at the age of 87, the musician's family has confirmed.

Little Richard's hit Good Golly Miss Molly made the charts in 1958. Other well-known songs include Tutti Frutti and Long Tall Sally.

The Beatles, Elton John and Elvis Presley all cited him an influence. The singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

He died of bone cancer in Tullahoma, Tennessee his family said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52601228
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Re: Little Richard dies at 87
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 20:27 »
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Re: Little Richard dies at 87
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 20:44 »
I saw him on stage in Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in the mid sixties.  It was such a shame because the venue was better known foxx boxing matches and had a mediocre sound system and wooden seats.  Most of the big acts came to the Capitol Theatre which was infinitely better.  Duane Eddy was on the same bill as Little Richard and bizarrely had to play an acoustic guitar because he didn't have a license from the Musicians Union to play electric.   :crazy:
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 20:50 »
He was an influence to so many.  Apparently he gave up music when he found religion.   ::)
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Re: Little Richard dies at 87
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 21:32 »
That's not true.  He continued to have hits with popular Pentecostal hymns such as "Joy Joy Joy", "Ride On, King Jesus" and "It Is No Secret".   His final single was in 1988. 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Richard_discography#Singles
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Re: Little Richard dies at 87
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2020, 23:15 »
Wow!  I clearly know nothing about him.  But he was before my time.   :o:
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 09:43 »
Everything was before your time!   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 10:37 »
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