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Little Richard by Bob Gruen, 1970

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, now we’ve lost The Architect of Rock & Roll. Little Richard often said, “I am rock and roll,” and he was right.

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Little Richard and Mick Jagger at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Patrick Habron, 1989

Look how he influenced the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Sir Elton, and countless more who in turn have influenced us and been the soundtrack of our lives.

Little Richard at Wembley Stadium, 1972

Here’s a few of the iconic snaps of this legend, who overcame countless obstacles to make his music immortal.

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Little Richard Backstage by Bob Gruen, 1975

May he rock on and forever rest in peace.

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Little Richard by Patrick Habron, 1989

The legend lives on.

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Little Richard in NYC by Lynn Goldsmith, 1988.

All photographs courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery.

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