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Little Richard, rock "n" roll pioneer, has died at 87

Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 9th, 2020

Little Richard, rock "n" roll pioneer, has died at 87

Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 9th, 2020

Music icon Little Richard dies at 87

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, died Saturday at the age of 87 after battling bone cancer. Penniman leaves behind one of the most illustrious music careers in rock and roll history. Michael George reports......»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMay 11th, 2020

Music icon “Little Richard” dies at 87

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as “Little Richard,” died Saturday at the age of 87 after battling bone cancer. Penniman leaves behind one of the most illustrious music careers in rock and roll history. Michael George reports......»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMay 9th, 2020

Little Richard, a flamboyant architect of rock "n" roll, is dead at 87

Little Richard, the screaming, preening, scene-stealing wild man of early rock 'n' roll with hits like "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally," has died at 87, Dick Alen, his former agent, has confirmed to CNN......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 9th, 2020

Remembering the legacies of Jerry Stiller and Little Richard

It's hard to imagine what comedy would have been like without Jerry Stiller. Even harder to imagine rock-n-roll without Little Richard. Jim Axelrod looks back at two men who kept us entertained for decades......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 11th, 2020

Little Richard: An appreciation of the "Quasar of Rock "n" Roll"

One of the all-time great rock singers, songwriters and showmen, Richard Penniman broke the rules while influencing generations of performers - and those rules stayed broken.....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMay 9th, 2020

"I Love Rock "n" Roll" songwriter Alan Merrill dies after coronavirus diagnosis

Rocker Alan Merrill, who wrote and recorded the original version of the hit song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," died on Sunday in New York after being diagnosed with coronavirus, his daughter told CNN......»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMar 30th, 2020

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman, has died at age 75

The New York Police Department said there was no sign of foul play; the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer died from heart disease.....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 16th, 2019

Mentor Williams, "Drift Away" songwriter, dead at 70

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mentor Williams, the award-winning songwriter behind the 1970s hit "Drift Away," which became a soulful rock n' roll anthem aired on radio stations for generations, has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70, his brother said Frida.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooNov 19th, 2016

Rocker Leon Russell Dies In Nashville At Age 74

Leon Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. He was 74......»»

Category: topSource: accesshollywoodNov 15th, 2016

Musician Leon Russell has died at 74

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in his sleep, his official site says.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 16th, 2016

Leon Russell, musician known for dynamic performances, dies at 74

(Reuters) - Leon Russell, who emerged in the '70s as one of rock'n'roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according t.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 13th, 2016

Bobby Vee, 1960s pop singer, dies at 73

Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer who career was born as a teenager after plane crash killed rock 'n' roll stars has died in Minnesota after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 25th, 2016

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and .....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 22nd, 2016

Scotty Moore, guitarist for Elvis Presley, dies at 84

Scotty Moore, one of the foundational figures in rock and roll, a profoundly influential guitarist, and the man who helped Elvis Presley become the king, died Tuesday.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 30th, 2016

Killer sale: Fans flock to buy Jerry Lee Lewis items

NESBIT, Miss. (AP) — There's a whole lot of sellin' going on at the home of rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJun 26th, 2016

Motorhead"s Lemmy Kilmister -- A Rainbow Tribute

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister's memory will live forever at his rock 'n' roll home -- The Rainbow Bar & Grill. The famed restaurant/bar is a coveted part of the Sunset Strip ... the place John Belushi had his last meal the night he died, the joint&helli.....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJun 12th, 2016

N.W.A. -- "Express Yourself" Banned at H.O.F ... Says Funk Legend

N.W.A. insulted funk music pioneer Charles Wright by offering him a measly $600 to sample his hit song "Express Yourself" for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ... according to Wright. Wright's rep Kimirhochelle Porter tells TMZ….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzApr 30th, 2016

Elvis Presley"s physician, "Dr. Nick," dies at 88

The man most famous for treating the king of rock 'n' roll, Dr. George Nichopoulos, died at age 88 in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery......»»

Category: topSource: cnnFeb 29th, 2016

Prolific Songwriter Sid Tepper, Who Penned Dozens Of Elvis Presley"s Songs, Dies At 96

Sid Tepper, the writer of dozens of songs for Rock & Roll legend Elvis Presley, including "The Lady Loves Me" and "G.I. Blues," has died. Tepper wrote over 300 songs with partner Roy C. Bennett, i........»»

Category: topSource: starpulseApr 26th, 2015