Little Richard had such a huge influence in music and particularly rock and roll that is difficult to put into words. After hearing the news of his passing, musical artists took to Twitter to try to do just that.
Little Richard was a performer so riveting, so extraordinary, that #JimiHendrix was his sideman and #JamesBrown his opening act. THANKYOU for everything. THANKYOU for rock n roll. https://t.co/9AiUcBaOhk
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 9, 2020
Little Richard is my kind of guy
— Flea (@flea333) May 9, 2020
What could be said? Little Richard. 🙏
— Brian Fallon (@thebrianfallon) May 9, 2020
I was once asked, “If u could meet one person, who would it be?” I always said Little Richard. Because, to me, he was rock & roll’s most joyous, rebellious innovator.
Thank u for planting that seed, Richard. The world is a much happier place thanks to ur music.#RIPLittleRichard pic.twitter.com/kiq2VOZs8O
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 9, 2020
I interviewed Little Richard some yrs ago he was awesome. There hasn’t been anything close to his volcanic explosion of talent into forming Rock and Roll in the 1950s. I knew Andre Harrell and first met him mopping a HarlemWorld floor in 80, worked with his artists. Rest in Beats pic.twitter.com/nxFzwMBXWX
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 9, 2020