Little Richard’s career extended over seven decades and he left an incredible legacy behind. The iconic singer passed away last week at the age of 87. He was known as “the architect of rock and roll”, and these five songs prove he earned that title.
Little Richard gave us one of the catchiest songs of the ‘50s with “Tutti Frutti” and it completely changed the course of his career – and rock and roll as we know it.
Long Tall Sally
This track came out only a few months after “Tutti Frutti” and proved that Little Richard is no one-hit-wonder, after becoming his first single to hit no. 1 on R&B chart.
“Lucille” became the singer’s third top-charting single on the R&B chart, and it ended up being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.
Little Richard’s discography is filled with songs with lady names in the title, and “Jenny, Jenny” was his first to enter the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Different versions of “Keep A-Knockin’” were recorded by several artists over the years, but there’s a reason why this one went down in history as the very best.