Little Richard Remembered by Fellow Musicians, Fans and Superstars Who Loved Him

Little Richard obit
Little Richard - Image courtesy Little Richard

By JOHN DALY

Celebrities and fans paid tribute to Little Richard, who took an unorthodox and wildly exciting path as an early inventor of Rock N Roll. It was announced on Saturday that he passed away at age 87 from bone cancer.

Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Billy Idol and a host of others posted videos, words and images that captured their Little Richard experiences and their feelings for the flamboyant and influential musician.

Richard was among the early inductees into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

“Inductee Little Richard ripped-up the fifties,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “His unrestrained musicality and charismatic persona created a Rock N Roll blueprint followed by generations. Songs like ‘Tutti Frutti,’ ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Good Golly, Miss Molly’ were amplified by Richard’s rockin’ piano, rolling rhythms and an electric stage presence. His sound and style were the cornerstones of Rock N Roll, and his outrageousness and rebellious spirit challenged the world to change.”