Little Richard, rock's flashy founding father, dies at 87
Little Richard, rock's flashy founding father, dies at 87

New York (AFP) – Little Richard, whose outrageous showmanship and lightning-fast rhythms intoxicated crowds with hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally,” has died. He was 87 years old.Reverend Bill Minson, a close friend of the legendary musician, told AFP Little Richard had died Saturday morning. He confirmed the cause of death was cancer.With a distinctive voice that ranged from robust belting to howling falsetto, Richard transfixed audiences and became an inspiration for artists including The Beatles as he transformed the blues into the feverish new style of rock ‘n’ roll alongside F…

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