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American musician Little Richard passes away at 87

Posted May. 11, 2020 07:29,   

Updated May. 11, 2020 07:29


American singer and songwriter Little Richard died from bone cancer at 87 on Saturday (local time). Starting his career around the mid-1950s, many of the rock and roll pioneer’s songs made a mega hit such as “Tutti Fruity” and “Long Tall Sally,” selling more than 30 million album copies across the globe.

The self-nicknamed “architect of rock and roll” once said, “Rock and roll brings races together.” He was famous for presenting eye-catching performance in iconic costumes and makeup. He has often been mentioned as their source of inspiration by famous music artists including Paul McCartney, James Brown and David Bowie.

Hyo-Lim Son aryssong@donga.com