Little Richard is dead, his five greatest titles

VIDEOS – The rock legend, who was one of the first to join the “Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame” in 1986, died in Los Angeles at the age of 87.

Little Richard, one of America’s rock and roll pioneers, known for his catchy anthems like “Tutti Frutti” Where “Long Tall Sallyand his frenzied stage presence, died Saturday at the age of 87, his son announced to the magazine Rolling Stone.

The cause of death of this American music legend is not yet known. Among his greatest successes are Long Tall Sally, Tutti Frutti, but also Good Golly Miss Molly, Lucille ou encore Let the Good time Roll.

Little Richard, real name Richard Wayne Penniman, sealed with “Tutti Frutti», planetary tube, the advent of an era.

Coming from R&B, he allowed in the 1950s, like other black artists like Chuck Berry or Fats Domino, the emergence of a new genre, rock and roll.

But much more than these two relatively wise contemporaries, Little Richard helped give rock and roll an air of scandal, with his garish shirts like no man wore then, his 15 cm high banana hairstyle, and his mustache. as thin as a pencil line.

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