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Rockstars react to Little Richard’s death

Rockstars react to Little Richard death

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Rockstars react to Little Richard’s death

Little Richard was one of the creators of Rock Music. Therefore he inspired millions of bands all around the world with classics like “Tutti-Frutti”, “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally”. His son Danny Penniman, confirmed the musicians death at 87 in May 9, 2020. After that, dozens of rockstars reacted on their social networks paying tribute to Richard.


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Jimmy Page reacts to Little Richard passing

Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said: “RIP Little Richard, a very sad loss. My thoughts are with his loved ones.⁣ It’s Little Richard’s songs that pioneered rock’n’roll. Also i got to hear him and his band at the Newport Lounge in Miami and boy were they good.”

David Coverdale reacts to Little Richard death

The Whitesnake singer, David Coverdale said on his twitter:

“RIP…HUGE Influence & Inspiration on how I started projecting my voice…HUGE…Still Astonishes Me When I Hear Him Sing…”

Stevie Van Zandt

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt reacted saying: “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.”

Brian Wilson

Beach Boys legendary musician Brian Wilson said: “I’m very sorry to hear about Little Richard. He was there at the beginning and showed us all how to rock and roll. He was a such a great talent and will be missed. Little Richard’s music will last forever. Love & Mercy, Brian.”

Gene Simmons (Kiss)

Kiss bassist and singer, Gene Simmons said: “Sadly, Little Richard passed away today. A founding Father of Rock And Roll, his contributions simply can’t be overstated. I had the honor of meeting Richard in his later years and was awed by his presence. He told me, “I am the architect of Rock And Roll.” Amen! ..Rest In Peace.”

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

“In the late 1980s, I was walking down Hollywood Blvd, a black limo drove by slowly, Little Richard waved at us from the back window with a crazy look on his face. A giant in Rock and Roll music.”

Ringo Starr

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr said:”God bless little Richard one of my all-time musical heroes. Peace and love to all his family.”

Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger said: “I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Little Richard, he was the biggest inspiration of my early teens and his music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as it did when it first shot through the music scene in the mid 50’s.”

“When we were on tour with him I would watch his moves every night and learn from him how to entertain and involve the audience and he was always so generous with advice to me. He contributed so much to popular music. I will miss you Richard, God bless.”


The German hard rock band Scorpions said: “A true icon is gone … with his screaming voice and crazy tunes like “Lucille” and “Tutti Frutti” he inspired not only legends like The Beatles. But also some young kids in postwar West Germany who many years later became the Scorpions… RIP Little Richard Rock on in Heaven – Scorpions”

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