Little Richard is considered to be one of the leading pioneers of rock music and thanks to his flamboyant style, he was able to break barriers as well. Unfortunately, the music legend passed away recently at the age of 87. As of right now, a cause of death has not been given.
Fans woke up to the devastating news this morning, just a couple hours after learning of Andre Harrell’s passing. Little Richard had numerous hit songs under his belt including efforts such as “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.” These tracks were staples of the 1950s and have been covered numerous times over the last 60 years.
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At one point in his career, Little Richard shifted to gospel music but eventually went back to rock in the 1960s. The artist was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1986, which helped him commemorate lifetime achievements in music.
The artist certainly overcame his hardships throughout his career but he was able to break through the barriers in front of him and became a legend in the process. He was able to influence multiple generations of artists and his contributions to music won’t be forgotten.