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US rock and roll pioneer Little Richard Dies at the age of 87

The American musician Little Richard, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, known for universal songs like “Tutti Frutti” or “Long Tall Sally” and for his electrifying presence on stage, died this Saturday at the age of 87, his son announced. to Rolling Stone magazine.

Little Richard

The cause of death for this music legend, which has mobilized crowds since the 1950s, is still unknown, the publication noted.

Along with artists like Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, Little Richard fueled the emergence in the 1950s of a new genre, rock and roll.

Her distinctive voice and stage impetus inspired artists from multiple generations, from the Beatles to David Bowie.

Little Richard, whose real name was Richard Wayne Penniman, is also credited with endowing rock and roll with scandal and flamboyance.

His colorful shirts, the style of his hair with a 15 cm high jopo, or his mustache, finite as a pencil stroke, drew attention.

The artist was born on December 5, 1932 to a poor family in Macon, Georgia, in the southern United States.

A gospel singer discovered his singing talent in 1947, and soon after that he began his professional career.

Their 1955 hit, “Tutti Frutti,” which opened with a meaningless but captivating onomatopoeic phrase (“Awop bop a loo mop / Alop bam boom”) became a kind of rock and roll debut in society at the American popular culture.

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