Little Richard, the architect of Rock and Roll, dead at 87

Little Richard was an American influential singer, songwriter, and musician. He was nicknamed “the architect of Rock and Roll” as he laid the foundation of rock and roll.

Little Richard died Saturday after battling bone cancer at the age 87, according  to The Associated Press.  

It was 1956 when his classic “Tutti Frutti” became an instant hit, crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom. It was highlighted by Richard’s memorable call of “wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

A string of hits followed, providing the foundation of rock music: “Lucille,” “Keep A Knockin’,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in 1986, he was among the charter members with Elvis Presley, Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke and others.

 Let’s listen to Little Richard’s  iconic song “Tutti Frutti” 

Source: VOV5

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