‘We Own Him Everything’: People Pay Tribute To Little Richard

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While Little Richard may not be remembered as the King of Rock & Roll, like Elvis Presley, he is just as deserving of the title and his impact is no less felt across the decades since he first entered the music industry.

Throughout the late 1950s, Richard was an artist at the top of his craft, releasing iconic hits like “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Lucille,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

Following his death on Saturday, many people flocked to social media to remember the legend and how (Rolling Stone describes) his “fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona” revolutionized music and culture. He was a stylistic guru; a true artist whose haptic beats gave listeners a moment where they could escape the culture around them and instead join in on one full of individual expression and creativity. He carved his own path, one that has influenced countless other artists since.

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