SiriusXM remembers rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, dead at 87

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).

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