Little Richard: così le star del rock, del pop e del rap lo omaggiano sui social
Da Jimmy Page a Patti Smith, passando per il fondatore dei Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Gene Simmons dei Kiss, Billy Bragg. E poi ancora Nile Rodgers, Stevie Van Zandt, la Third Man Records di Jack White, fino ad arrivare a Juicy J e Chance the Rapper. La comunità musicale internazionale omaggia sui social Little Richard, considerato il "re del rock'n'roll", scomparso all'età di 87 anni.
Tutti gli riconoscono il merito di aver spianato la strada al genere. A partire dal chitarrista dei Led Zeppelin: "Sono le canzoni di Little Richard che hanno aperto la strada al rock'n'roll. Che perdita. I miei pensieri vanno ai suoi cari", scrive Page. "La sua 'Tutti frutti' esplose quando io avevo otto anni e risvegliò dell'anarchia positiva nel piccolo cuore di una ragazza. Niente fu più lo stesso dopo aver ascoltato la sua voce così eccitante", il commento di Patti Smith.
RIP Little Richard, a very sad loss. My thoughts are with his loved ones.— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 9, 2020
It’s Little Richard’s songs that pioneered rock’n’roll. I got to hear him and his band at the Newport Lounge in Miami and boy were they good. pic.twitter.com/JXgahhJAfk
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.— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 9, 2020
Thank u for planting that seed, Richard. The world is a much happier place thanks to ur music.#RIPLittleRichard pic.twitter.com/kiq2VOZs8O
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: „Dear Little Richard, thank you, RIP”— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) May 9, 2020
Sadly, Little Richard passed away today. A founding Father of Rock And Roll, his contributions simply can’t be overstated. I had the honor of meeting Richard in his later years and was awed by his presence. He told me, “I am the architect of Rock And Roll.” Amen! ..Rest In Peace. https://t.co/ceQuNU6pkF— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 9, 2020
The loss of a true giant. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. https://t.co/nzTDmQtLm7— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 9, 2020
RIP Little Richard. The man who invented Rock and Roll. Elvis popularized it. Chuck Berry was the storyteller. Richard was the archetype. Maureen and I were so honored being the first marriage he conducted. We were lucky to know him. He lives forever in the Underground Garage. https://t.co/D8NwRKcshi— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) May 9, 2020
The Innovator, originator, the architect.... a Rock and Roll king! A god has left the earth. Rest in Power Little Richard. pic.twitter.com/yVYEVxr9Vj— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) May 9, 2020
R.I.P. Rock & Roll Legend Little Richard— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 9, 2020
A couple weeks ago I randomly decided to read up on the legendary Little Richard on wiki. I learned then about how he developed The Beatles and saved The Rolling Stones pic.twitter.com/lUEvYG1Mew— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) May 9, 2020
“Il sound dei Doors è stato fortemente influenzato dai primi blues e rock n’roll, oltre che dal cantante di ‘Tutti Frutti’”, si legge nel post condiviso sul profilo Instagram dei Doors, accompagnato da una foto di Little Richard, il quale viene ricordato da Tom Morello come “un performer straordinario”.
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
So sad Little Richard passed away. He married my husband and I. He was really one of the truely great rock and roll singers and one of the rock and roll pioneers. He will be missed💜🙏🏻🌷— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace, Little Richard— Yoko Ono ☁️ (@yokoono) May 9, 2020
love, yoko pic.twitter.com/VKa6bdsNxo
Blessings to Little Richard, a true original and pioneer of Rock 'n' Roll. His song "Baby Face" was the first single I bought. God grant him eternal peace.#LittleRichard #RockAndRoll pic.twitter.com/iuNUlkPoPz— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) May 9, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken this morning at also hearing the news of the passing of my bro & friend, the great Little Richard. From our connection through our mutual mentor, Bumps Blackwell, to recording “Money Is” & “Do It To It” for the $ soundtrack, to...https://t.co/jeHNYYobEP pic.twitter.com/aEJEQVuNN9— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) May 9, 2020
One of the coolest riffs The best backbeat in the world Little Richard was an immense inspiration for me, love the man #riplittlerichard - Lucille (1957) [Long Version, High Quality Sound] https://t.co/VIAVy7boDF via @YouTube— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) May 9, 2020
Little Richard changed everything for me. When he came over the airwaves the world was never the same.— Robbie Robertson (@r0bbier0berts0n) May 10, 2020
“Wasn’t I wonderful?!” — Little Richard, after telling him I loved his show when I met him in the ‘90s. Yes. Yes, you were. Long live Little Richard! pic.twitter.com/ziiVNo4Phh— Jeff Tweedy (@JeffTweedy) May 9, 2020