Little Richard has died.
Richard had enormous hits like "Tutti-Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally."The Beatles have credited Richard as being inspirational to the Fab Four.
Richard's music was heavily influenced by the church. He sang gospel and learned the piano at his house of worship.
But then, in 1955, Richard signed with Specialty Records, where he recorded "Tutti-Frutti" which became an immediate hit.
So many hits followed -- "Long Tall Sally," "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Send Me Some Lovin'".
RIP our friend.