Rest in Peace Little Richard
HUGELY influential, it is impossible to envision what rock and roll would have been without him.
Paul McCartney tried to sing like him, did pretty well at it too. You can hear his influence in many, many rock singers.
As a showman, he took elements of vaudeville, burlesque and total insanity, pumped it up a few notches with rockin' music and created a genre all his own.
David Bowie, Prince, many others followed his path. But none were like him.
This is safe as milk, sanitized for your protection but it ROCKKS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIttmFAzek
This rocks too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCYGNtyktlg