RIP Little Richard. The man who invented It. Elvis popularized it. Chuck Berry was the storyteller. Richard embodied the Spirit of RocknRoll. Maureen and I were so honored being the first marriage he conducted. Were lucky to know him. He lives forever in the Underground Garage.
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) May 9, 2020
SiriusXM is remembering the life and musical impact of Little Richard, who has died at age 87. To honor the late musician, we will be celebrating his life, musical legacy, and pop culture influence throughout the day and weekend.
Little Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman, was known for his gender-bending, high-energy showmanship and hits that laid the foundation for rock and roll, including “Tutti Frutti” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Little Richard served as an inspiration for countless other legendary acts across genres — from Elton John to the Beatles, rock to hip-hop and R&B — and went on to become one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
In honor of the late musician, ’60s on 6 (Ch. 6) host Cousin Brucie shared reflections of Little Richard’s music and influence while also recounting interviews and personal encounters with the iconic star during Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Rock and Roll Party, which you can hear On Demand below.
Hear Little Richard’s music and tributes on ’50s on 5 (Ch. 5), ’70s on 7 (Ch. 7), Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26), Soul Town (Ch. 49), The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18), Deep Tracks (Ch. 290), and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).
I have never seen any concert as wild and astonishing as when I saw Little Richard perform at the Bottom Line in NYC.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 9, 2020
There's no Beatles with Little Richard. (just to give a little perspective on his impact on music). There's no Jimi Hendrix without Little Richard (he learned all of that showmanship from the greatest & was fired because he lacked discipline and the work ethic Richard required).
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) May 9, 2020
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