Rock legend and Macon native Little Richard dies at 87


Little Richard died in his Nashville home Saturday at the age of 87.

That’s according to a report by Rolling Stone who cites the musician’s son, Danny Penniman.

Born as Richard Wayne Penniman on Dec. 5, 1932, he grew up in a house in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood in Macon.

The music he released throughout the 1950s and 60s had an indelible influence on other famous Georgia musicians like Otis Redding and James Brown, with Redding starting his professional career in Little Richard’s band, The Upsetters.

May He Rest In Peace!

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