Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

Little Richard performs at Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY, Aug 19, 2004. Little Richard, the self-proclaimed architect of rock whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black and R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP Photo/ Ed Betz)





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