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Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 87

  • His hit records included ‘Tutti Frutti,’ ‘Long Tall Sally’
  • Among first inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Little Richard in 1971.
Little Richard in 1971.Source: CBS via Getty Images
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Little Richard, who laid a foundation for rock ’n’ roll with his raspy, shouted vocals, piano riffing, nonsensical lyrics and outlandish style, died on Saturday morning. He was 87.

His son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the death but said the cause wasn’t immediately known, Rolling Stone reported.