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Ringo Starr Reveals Impact Black Music Had On Beatles Sound

Sir Ringo Starr says The Beatles were heavily influenced by the likes of Little Richard and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The legendary drummer - who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday (07.07.20) - has opened up the...

Little Richard Laid To Rest In Private Funeral

Little Richard has been laid to rest.The late rock 'n' roll legend passed away earlier this month aged 87, and his friends, family, and former band members gathered at the Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery...

Bob Dylan Pays Tribute To His 'Guiding Light' Little Richard

Bob Dylan has hailed Little Richard as his ''guiding light''.The 78-year-old icon has paid a glowing tribute to the late music star, who died of bone cancer on Saturday (09.05.20) at the age of 87.In...

Nile Rodgers Leads Tributes To Little Richard

Nile Rodgers has led tributes to Little Richard.The Chic frontman branded the pioneer of rock and roll music as a ''true giant'' after news surfaced that he had passed away aged 87.He shared on Twitter:...

Little Richard Dies Aged 87

Little Richard has died aged 87.The 'Tutti Frutti' hitmaker - who is widely regarded as the pioneer of rock and roll - has passed away, his son Danny Jones Penniman, has confirmed. According to Rolling...

Cindy Williams: 'Little Richard's Blessing Is Responsible For Laverne & Shirley's Success'

The two pals were making their way to Minnelli's dressing room after a show at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles when the rock 'n' roller, who was opening for the diva, insisted...

Little Richard Saved From Death By Aspirin

Little Richard claims an aspirin saved his life.The rock 'n' roll legend - best loved for his hit song 'Tutti Frutti' - has revealed he narrowly escaped death by popping the painkiller during a sudden...

Little Richard Suffers Heart Attack At Home

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.The Tutti Frutti singer, who turned 80 last year (12), reveals he was overcome with a...

Little Richard Retiring

Little Richard is retiring. The rock 'n' roll pioneer - famed for his elaborate shows, outrageous costumes and larger-than-life showmanship - is set to bow out of music aged 80. He told Rolling Stone magazine:...

Little Richard Contemplates Retirement At 80

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is considering retirement after declaring he "doesn't feel like doing anything now".The Tutti Frutti singer almost collapsed during a rare show in Washington, D.C. last summer (Jun12) after falling...

Little Richard's Home Spared From Demolition

Rock 'n' roll veteran Little Richard's childhood home is to be relocated to make way for the construction of a new highway in Georgia.The Tutti Frutti hitmaker's former house in MACon was facing demolition by...

Little Richard Awarded Honorary Doctorate By U.s. University

Music legend Little Richard struggled to contain his emotions as he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from his hometown university on Saturday (11May13).The Tutti Frutti singer, 80, wiped away tears as he was awarded...

"Lord Jesus Stop This Horse!" Jamie Foxx On His Django Unchained Stunt Fear

A little known fact about the latest Quentin Tarantino blockbuster: Jamie Foxx actually rides his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie, Hollywood.com reports. You might think that doing his own stunts was a piece of...

Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

Little Richard Plays Through The Pain At Rare Concert

Rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard told of his ongoing hip problems as he played through the pain onstage at a Washington, D.C. gig on Saturday (16Jun12).The Tutti Frutti singer opened his show at the...

Donald Driver: We Should Have Scored Triple Tens

It was a frustrating night for Donald Driver on Monday night's Dancing With The Stars (May 7, 2012) with the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver scoring a total of 55 out of 60, which...

Hologram Tupac European Tour "Would Make Sense" Say S Creator

Tupac Shakur going on tour "would make sense" according to the eggheads who designed him, not the real rapper that is, but the hologram that is currently the biggest music star real or unreal on...

Little Richard's Health Scare

Rock icon LITTLE RICHARD recently underwent an emergency heart procedure after falling ill ahead of a hip replacement operation. The 75-year-old began suffering chest pains on 9 September (08) as he prepared to go under...

Little Richard Weds 20 Couples

Rock 'n' roller LITTLE RICHARD gave 20 engaged couples a wedding to remember at the weekend (16-17DEC06) when he married them off as part of a contest. The TUTTI FRUTTI singer, who is an ordained...

Little Richard: 'Prince Copied My Style'

Rock 'n' roll legend LITTLE RICHARD has accused PRINCE of copying his style. The TUTTI FRUTTI singer, often revered as one of the original architects of rock 'n' roll, believes he's heavily influenced Prince's...

Lennon Urinated On Nuns

Music legend JOHN LENNON was nicknamed "the Devil's own child" by rock 'n' roll star LITTLE RICHARD after the BEATLE urinated on German nuns during an early tour. The Beatles were supporting the TOOTIE...

Hurley's Ex Credited With Saving Jerry Lee Lewis

The father of LIZ HURLEY's son DAMIAN is being credited with saving rock 'n' roll legend JERRY LEE LEWIS' life after signing him up to record a new covers album with a number of rock...

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