“The Beatles recorded several of his songs, including ‘Long Tall Sally,’ and Paul McCartney’s singing on those tracks – and the Beatles’ own ‘I’m Down’ – paid tribute to Little Richard’s shredded-throat style. His songs became part of the rock & roll canon, covered over the decades by everyone from the Everly Brothers, the Kinks, and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Elvis Costello and the Scorpions. ‘Elvis popularized [rock & roll],’ Steven Van Zandt tweeted after the news broke. ‘Chuck Berry was the storyteller. Richard was the archetype.'” Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87.

+ Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy duo dies of coronavirus.