LITTLE RICHARD, a/k/a Richard Penniman, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create some of the world’s first and most influential rock ’n’ roll records, died of bone cancer on Saturday morning in Tullahoma, Tenn. He was 87. Here's the Rolling Stone obit, as well as a self-profile Little Richard wrote for the magazine in 2004. Tributes have poured in from Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Chuck D, Slash, Chance the Rapper, Dave Davies, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, Lloyd Cole, Stephen Malkmus, Jason Isbell, and many more. Brooklyn Vegan also busts out the covers. For me, it will always be "The Girl can't Help It" and "Lucille," which were my go-to Little Richard tracks when I succeeded to Ken King's classic rock shift Saturday mornings on KUSR.
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