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Little Richard – A Life in Pictures

The pioneering musician, whose songs Tutti Frutti and Long Tall Sally were among the most flamboyant of the rock’n’roll era, has died aged 87. We look back over his life and career

Little Richard dies aged 87

Portrait of Little Richard in a recording studio in 1950. Photograph: Echoes/Redferns
Performing onstage, circa 1955. Photograph: Michael Ochs archives/Getty Images
Little Richard in 1955. Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock
Peeking through a curtain in 1957. Photograph: Michael Ochs archives/ Getty Images
Little Richard preaches from the pulpit while holding a bible after he quit rock’n’roll in 1958, only to return to it in 1962. Photograph: Michael Ochs archives
Little Richard in 1965
With (from top) Brian Auger, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino in the NBC television special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee in 1969. Photograph: NBC via Getty Images
Little Richard in 1970. Photograph: Michael Ochs archives/Getty Images
Appearing on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in 1971. Photograph: CBS via Getty Images
Little Richard preaches in Brunswick, Georgia, in 1985. In the early 1980s, the singer turned his back on popular secular music and evangelised throughout the US at Little Richard Experience programmes, mostly in small rural churches. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
Little Richard in 1986. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images
Little Richard performing in 1989. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc
Performing in New York in 1994. Photograph: Catherine McGann/Getty Images
On the stage of the Olympia concert hall, Paris in 2005. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images
Performing at the annual PBS A Capitol Fourth concert at the US Capitol in 2011 Photograph: Kris Connor/Getty Images

Culled from: The Guardian 

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