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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is remembering the incredible career and legacy of Inductee Little Richard, and sharing the following assets with media. 

  • REMEMBER“Inductee Little Richard ripped-up the Fifties. His unrestrained musicality and charismatic persona created a rock & roll blueprint followed by generations. Songs like “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly” were amplified by Richard’s rockin’ piano, rolling rhythms and an electric stage presence. His sound and style were the cornerstones of rock & roll, and his outrageousness and rebellious spirit challenged the world to change,” Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • READ: View Inductee Little Richard’s Hall of Fame essay from the never-before available 1986 Induction Ceremony program at

In addition to the above tributes for Little Richard, he is represented in the Rock Hall’s Hall of Fame Gallery and will be added to the Museum’s in memoriam when it reopens. The Museum’s flags are currently lowered in honor of him.To request video or audio files or the above assets or schedule a phone or video interview with a Rock Hall expert to discuss Little Richard’s career and legacy, please contact Shauna Wilson, 216-515-1215, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall) and YouTube ( Long Live Rock!