Richard's version of the Leiber & Stoller song added his own segment and moved The Beatles to cover it live and then on 'Beatles For Sale.'
His passing, at his home, was confirmed by his son Danny Penniman, but a cause of death has not yet been announced.
Richard's fabulous debut album was also the only US top 20 pop chart LP for the Georgia Peach.
“A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!”, Richard exclaimed, and the world listened.
The expanded Here's Little Richard: 60th Anniversary Edition provides captivating new angles on the creation of this building block of rock 'n' roll.
Here's Little Richard, the legendary debut album by Little Richard is getting a 60th anniversary deluxe reissue, remastered with extra tracks
To kick off the centennial celebrations of a blues titan's birth, the compilation Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest will be released on 31 March.
'Jenny, Jenny' was one of no fewer than seven irresistible singles to make the UK charts in a memorable year for the rock 'n' roller.
A box set celebrating the unique genius of Little Richard, ‘Directly From My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years,' is coming this summer.