May 9, 2020 7:50 AM Subscribe
Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87. Richard Penniman began performing in his teens but didn’t find success until his 40s when he released a string of wildly popular singles— Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Rip It Up, The Girl Can’t Help It, Lucille, Keep A-Knockin’ and Good Golly, Miss Molly, among others. He was known for his outrageous performance style – eyes lined with mascara, brightly coloured clothes – which was echoed later by Prince.
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