Little Richard whose real name was Richard Wayne Penniman died on May 9, 2020, at age 87. He had very specific nicknames as “The Innovator,” “The Originator,” and “The Architect of Rock and Roll.”
Richard was born on December 5, 1932, in Macon, Georgia, the United States. From the late 1940s, he started to change the music history and his songs became hits reaching audiences of all races and broke the color line between the people.
Many artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others have recorded covers of his works. On one occasion Elvis Presley said that Richard was an inspiration to him and that he was “the greatest.”
We will all remember Richard as a man and a musician who combined his voice and piano and made unforgettable music. Below we would like to present you a few of his quotes, enjoy!
“God gives us the ability, but Rock N’ Roll was created by men.” – Little Richard.
“But I’m Rock N’ Roll singer. That’s my livelihood, my occupation.” – Little Richard.
“My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn’t.” – Little Richard.
“I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of Rock N’ Roll!” – Little Richard.
“I look back on my life, coming out of Macon, Georgia – I never thought I’d be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life.” – Little Richard.
“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.” – Little Richard.
“I don’t think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.” – Little Richard.
“To me, true Rock N’ Roll has a lot of bottom in it.” – Little Richard.
“I think my legacy should be that when I started in show business, there wasn’t no such thing as Rock N’ Roll. When I started with Tutti Frutti, that’s when rock really started rocking.” – Little Richard.
“I just want the world to know that God is present, that he’s alive for ever more.” – Little Richard.
“I love God and I am the follower. I thank God for making me a man.” – Little Richard.