May 9, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the rock and roll music scene, died Saturday. He was 87.
The flamboyant entertainer’s passing was confirmed by his son, Danny Penniman.
A cause of death was not released.
Little Richard burst into the American music scene in the mid-1950s, starting with the smash hit “Tutti Frutti” in 1956.
In the months that followed, he cranked out a series of chart topping songs, including “Long Tall Sally,” “Lucille” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”.
Richards was born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932.