Little Richard –
Musician, vanguard, fruitcake.
December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020.
Aged 87 years.
Most recognized for: The style and spirit of rock & roll as we know it can all be traced back to gay, piano playing black man in the 1950’s. Tootier than a Studio 54 bathroom stall and fruitier than a San Francisco parade, his wild and flamboyant persona had an undeniable influence on the landscape of popular music. But then, the fun machine took a sh!t and died.
Selected by: Mpoweleit 1