In the United States, the singer and pianist, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, little Richard (real name-Richard Wayne Penniman), has died. He was 87 years old.
According to may 9, Rolling Stone magazine, information about the death of the musician was confirmed by his son Danny Penniman, but he did not name the cause. The Guardian notes that in recent years, little Richard was very ill, in particular, he suffered from heart problems.
Little Richard began his career in the 1940s, but success came to him in 1955 after he signed a contract with Specialty Records. Then he performed such hits as Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly, Rip It Up, The Girl Can’t Help It, Lucille and Keep A-Knockin’.
In 1986, the singer was among the first to be inducted into the rock and roll Hall of fame, and in 1993 he won the Grammy award for lifetime achievement.