Thanks to Mr Michael Bangar who has again taken the time and trouble to write about another legend who had just passed away. Mike knows rock n roll history better than any Singaporean musician around today.
Appreciate your contribution Michael.
✝🎹RIP Little Richard (Richard Penniman - actual name)🙏🏼
Just heard the news that one of the last Founding Fathers Of Rock & Roll had passed away of bone cancer at the age of 87.
We'll always remember him from his very influential R & R Hits : Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly etc, his showmanship & his flamboyant stage persona.
He influenced all of the 60s British Invasion Bands & all other R & R Artistes ever since. He has sung & performed from his arrival on the scene in the 50s right through to every decade to the present.🎹✝
Re-Cap for all blog readers:
He now joins the list of Founding Fathers who have left us for that Big Gig Up There.
First ones, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper (JP Richardson) on 3rd. Feb.'59 in a plane crash; Eddie Cochran on 17th. Apr.'60 in a traffic collision.
Gene Vincent on 12 Oct.'70 from stomach ulcer and Bill Haley 9th. Feb.'81 from brain tumour. The King Of R & R Elvis Presley died on 16th. Aug.'77 from a heart attack. And the one after him was Ray Charles on 10th. Jun.'04 from alcohol-related liver disease.
Two more important Founding Fathers left out of the Little Richard Tribute: Ricky Nelson, on the 31st. of Dec. 1985 in a plane crash & Fats Domino on the 24th. of Oct. 2017 of natural causes. All of these Founding Fathers were very influential in making Rock & Roll Music what it is today.
Not forgetting Chuck Berry on 18th. Mar.'2017 died of cardiac arrest. And Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers on 3rd. Jan.2014 passed away because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Our secret wish is that they are all still Rocking wherever they are, togther with the next generation of deceased Rockers : Jones, Hendrix, Allman, Lennon, Harrson & all the other great deceased or dead entertainers from every decade. And that they are still performing & making great music.
RIP All & Thanks For All The Great Music, All Those Many Many Years.
That leaves only one Founding Father of R & R left : "The Killer" - Keyboardist Jerry Lee Lewis. We Wish Him Well.🎤🎹🎸🙏🏼