Little Richard

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Little Richard remembered by Bootsy Collins
5 December 1932 – 9 May 2020
The P-Funk star recalls the rock’n’roll trailblazer – and the friend who inspired him to always stay true to himself

Bootsy Collins

15, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Too black, too queer, too holy: why Little Richard never truly got his dues
How did a turbaned drag queen from the sexual underground of America’s deep south ignite rock’n’roll? We unravel the mystery behind Little Richard’s subversive genius

Tavia Nyong'o

12, May, 2020 @3:53 PM

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The Magnificent One: how Little Richard's style shaped David Bowie, Prince and Elton John
The musician, who died on Saturday aged 87, was a pioneer in looks as well as sounds, influencing everything from James Brown’s quiff to Prince’s midriff

Lauren Cochrane

11, May, 2020 @4:32 PM

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'He hit us like a bolt of lightning': stars pay tribute to Little Richard
Bryan Ferry and Keith Richards lead tributes of rock’n’roll pioneer: ‘There will never be another’

Martin Pengelly and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, May, 2020 @7:58 PM

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Little Richard, rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 87
His 1955 song Tutti Frutti, with the lyric ‘awopbopaloobop alopbamboom’, and a series of follow-up records helped establish the genre and influence a multitude of other musicians

Michael Hann and Edward Helmore

09, May, 2020 @6:08 PM

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Little Richard: an ultra-sexual force of anti-nature
Richard Penniman, who has died aged 87, showed the world how rock’n’roll could be a manifesto for personal liberation

Bob Stanley

09, May, 2020 @4:40 PM

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth – review
Hepworth’s lively study of rock’s greatest stars underlines how much the music industry has changed

Barbara Ellen

15, May, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Chuck wrote history of rock’n’roll music | Letters
Letters: His set of classic rock’n’roll numbers was explosive

Letters

20, Mar, 2017 @6:47 PM

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Little Richard denies claims that he’s 'clinging to life'
William Sobel, who has represented Little Richard for 30 years, says reports of singer’s illness are untrue

Guardian music

04, May, 2016 @10:19 AM

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