May 9, 2020

A Personality to Match the Music

Little Richard, Flamboyant Wild Man of Rock n’ Roll, Dies at 87

But Little Richard, delving deeply into the wellsprings of gospel music and the blues, pounding the piano furiously and screaming as if for his very life, raised the energy level several notches and created something not quite like any music that had been heard before — something new, thrilling and more than a little dangerous. As the rock historian Richie Unterberger put it, He was crucial in upping the voltage from high-powered R&B into the similar, yet different, guise of rock n’ roll.”

RIP Little Richard

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