REACTION poured in following the loss of life of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died yesterday at age 87.

— “I am so saddened to listen to concerning the passing of Little Richard. He was the most important inspiration of my early teenagers and his music nonetheless has the identical uncooked, electrical power while you play it now because it did when it first shot by way of the music scene within the mid 50s,” Mick Jagger wrote on social media. “After we have been on tour with him I’d watch his strikes each night time and study from him learn how to entertain and contain the viewers, and he was all the time so beneficiant with recommendation to me. He contributed a lot to in style music. I’ll miss you Richard, God bless.”

— “Completely heartbroken this morning at listening to the information of the passing of my brother & good friend, the nice Little Richard. From our connection by way of our mutual mentor, Bumps Blackwell, to recording Cash Is & Do It To It for the $ soundtrack, to doin’ the hang-thang at numerous awards exhibits & business occasions – each second spent in Richard’s firm was a thrill,” Quincy Jones wrote on social media. “An innovator whose affect spans America’s musical diaspora from gospel, the blues & R&B, to rock & roll, & hip hop – there’ll by no means, ever, ever, be one other Little Richard…God Bless you, Richard…Could your soul relaxation in peace.”

— “I simply heard the information about Little Richard and I am so grieved. He was my shining star and guiding gentle again after I was solely just a little boy. His was the unique spirit that moved me to do the whole lot I’d do,” Bob Dylan tweeted. “In his presence he was all the time the identical Little Richard that I first heard and was awed by rising up, and I all the time was the identical little boy. After all he’ll reside without end, however it’s like part of your life is gone.”

— “Along with his exuberance, his creativity, and his refusal to be something apart from himself, Little Richard laid the muse for generations of artistes to observe. We’re so fortunate to have had him. Sending all my like to his household and associates right now,” Michelle Obama tweeted.

— “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I ask for prayers for the household of my lifelong good friend and fellow rocker, ‘Little Richard’. He’ll reside on all the time in my coronary heart along with his wonderful expertise and his friendship! He was one in all a sort and I’ll miss him dearly. God bless his household and followers. Relaxation in peace, my good friend. Love eternally,” Jerry Lee Lewis stated in an emailed assertion.

— “No doubt — musically, vocally and visually — he was my greatest affect. Seeing him reside in my teenagers was essentially the most thrilling occasion in my life at that time. Goosebumps, electrical energy and pleasure got here from each pore. His information nonetheless sound recent and the opening few seconds of Tutti Frutti are essentially the most explosive in music historical past,” Elton John wrote on social media. “I used to be fortunate sufficient to work with him for my Duets album in 1993. He was shy and humorous and I used to be SO nervous. The monitor we recorded, The Energy, is a favorite in my catalogue. We additionally performed reside on the Beverly Hilton and I felt like I would died and gone to heaven. He influenced so many and is irreplaceable. A real legend, icon and a power of nature. #RIP Little Richard.”

— “God bless Little Richard, one in all my all-time musical heroes. Peace and like to all his household,” Ringo Starr tweeted.

— “So unhappy to listen to that my previous good friend Little Richard has handed. There’ll by no means be one other!!! He was the true spirit of Rock’n Roll!,” Keith Richards tweeted.

— “Relaxation in peace to one of many true creators of rock and roll. That is the business I directed with Little Richard and Michael Jordan, 1991,” Oscar winner Spike Lee tweeted.

— “RIP, Little Richard. A really unhappy loss. My ideas are along with his family members,” Jimmy Web page tweeted. “It is Little Richard’s songs that pioneered rock ‘n’roll. I received to listen to him and his band on the Newport Lounge in Miami and boy, have been they good.”

— “#LittleRichard was a genius, pure and easy. He paved the best way for (code for he was ripped off by) so many artistes. Watch his YouTube performances to see what I imply. I met him on Down and Out in Beverly Hills, during which he was hilarious. What a legacy! God bless you, Richard,” Bette Midler tweeted.

— “Love you, Little Richard,” Bruno Mars posted to social media.

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