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Remembering Little Richard

The world lost another music legend this weekend with the passing of Little Richard on Saturday, May 9th.

From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

He claims to be “the architect of rock and roll”, and history would seem to bear out Little Richard’s boast. More than any other performer—save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. On record, he made spine-tingling rock and roll. His frantically charged piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on such classics as “Tutti Frutti“, “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly” defined the dynamic sound of rock and roll.

Want to listen to some more of Little Richard’s iconic sound?

Hoopla has over 15 albums of Little Richard’s music.

Freegal has Little Richard’s music available to stream.


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