Depuis, les hommages ne cessent d’arriver de toutes parts, de Mick Jagger à Iggy Pop, en passant par Jimmy Page, Lenny Kravitz, David Coverdale, les Foo Fighters, Flea, Cyndi Lauper, Ringo Starr, Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, Tom Morello, John Fogerty, Steve Van Zandt et bien d’autres.
Notez que Walter De Paduwa lui consacrera une émission spéciale dans Dr Boogie ce lundi soir (le 11 mai) dès 21h.
"Quand nous étions en tournée avec lui, je ne pouvais m’empêcher d’observer chaque soir le moindre de ses mouvements et ses qualités d’entertainer. Il impliquait le public et a toujours été généreux en conseils pour moi", explique Mick Jagger, des Rolling Stones.
"Il était là dès le début et nous a montré comment faire du rock and roll," écrit Brian Wilson. "Il avait un tel talent, il manquera à tous."
Jerry Lee Lewis s’est aussi exprimé : "Il vivra pour toujours dans mon cœur, une telle amitié et un tel talent ! Il me manquera énormément. Que Dieu bénisse sa famille et ses fans."
Même Bob Dylan, plutôt discret en général, a partagé son chagrin sur les réseaux sociaux. "Il était mon étoile du Berger et m’a guidé vers la lumière alors que je n’étais encore qu’un petit garçon. Il était l’esprit originel qui m’a amené à faire tout ce que je souhaitais faire. J’ai fait quelques shows avec lui en Europe au début des années 90 et j’ai passé beaucoup de temps dans sa loge. Il était toujours généreux, gentil et humble."
I just heard the news about Little Richard and I’m so grieved. He was my shining star and guiding light back when I was only a little boy. His was the original spirit that moved me to do everything I would do.— Bob Dylan (@bobdylan) May 9, 2020
I played some shows with him in Europe in the early nineties and got to hang out in his dressing room a lot. He was always generous, kind and humble. And still dynamite as a performer and a musician and you could still learn plenty from him.— Bob Dylan (@bobdylan) May 9, 2020
Paul McCartney s’est exprimé à son tour : "Aux débuts des Beatles, nous avons joué avec lui à Hambourg et avons appris à le connaître. Il nous laissait traîner avec lui dans sa loge. C’est comme ça que j’ai pu assister à ses rituels d’avant concert : il se faisait d’abord une fumigation au-dessus d’un bol d’eau chaude avec un linge sur la tête, puis il s’avançait vers le miroir en disant "je ne peux rien y faire, je suis beau", et c’était tellement vrai !"
From 'Tutti Frutti' to 'Long Tall Sally' to 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' to 'Lucille', Little Richard came screaming into my life when I was a teenager. I owe a lot of what I do to Little Richard and his style; and he knew it. He would say, 'I taught Paul everything he knows'. pic.twitter.com/96bOzphhs8— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 10, 2020
...he would suddenly lift his head up to the mirror and say, 'I can’t help it cos I’m so beautiful'. And he was. A great man with a lovely sense of humour and someone who will be missed by the rock and roll community and many more.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 10, 2020
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 9, 2020
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Without a doubt – musically, vocally and visually – he was my biggest influence. Seeing him live in my teens was the most exciting event in my life at that point. Goosebumps, electricity and joy came from every pore. His records still sound fresh and the opening few seconds of “Tutti Frutti” are the most explosive in music history. I was lucky enough to work with him for my “Duets” album in 1993. He was shy and funny and I was SO nervous. The track we recorded “The Power” is a favourite in my catalogue. We also played live at the Beverly Hilton and I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven. He influenced so many and is irreplaceable. A true legend, icon and a force of nature. #RIP Little Richard Love, Elton x #LittleRichard
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So sad to hear that my old friend Little Richard has passed. There will never be another!!! He was the true spirit of Rock’n Roll! pic.twitter.com/yU1EJmjejU
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) May 9, 2020
RIP Little Richard, a very sad loss. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
It’s Little Richard’s songs that pioneered rock’n’roll. I got to hear him and his band at the Newport Lounge in Miami and boy were they good. pic.twitter.com/JXgahhJAfk
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 9, 2020
I’m very sorry to hear about Little Richard. He was there at the beginning and showed us all how to rock and roll. He was a such a great talent and will be missed. Little Richard’s music will last forever.
Love & Mercy, Brian pic.twitter.com/kcak6Rf4Re
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) May 9, 2020
God bless little Richard one of my all-time musical heroes. Peace and love to all his family. pic.twitter.com/H2lzKbX3tm
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 9, 2020
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The King Of Rock And Roll. Zero Questions. Journalists Do Your Job. Not ARCHITECT not PIONEER. not HITMAKER. This man was literally THE BLUEPRINT of all the world took from. LITTLE RICHARD is THE TRUE KING. LONG LIVE THE KING.
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MESSAGE FROM IGGY: „Dear Little Richard, thank you, RIP”
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) May 9, 2020
The loss of a true giant. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. https://t.co/nzTDmQtLm7
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 9, 2020
RIP Little Richard. The man who invented Rock and Roll. Elvis popularized it. Chuck Berry was the storyteller. Richard was the archetype. Maureen and I were so honored being the first marriage he conducted. We were lucky to know him. He lives forever in the Underground Garage. https://t.co/D8NwRKcshi
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) May 9, 2020
With his exuberance, his creativity, and his refusal to be anything other than himself, Little Richard laid the foundation for generations of artists to follow. We are so lucky to have had him. Sending all my love to his family and friends today.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 9, 2020
America has lost Little Richard, one of the inventors of rock and roll. He was a brilliant performer who broke down barriers and inspired millions of people around the world. Rest in peace. https://t.co/7kTTdIEttW
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 9, 2020
Little Richard was a great talent and a big part of my childhood so it was an honor when he played at my inauguration in 1993. His music influenced countless musicians and we still feel it today. I will miss him and his unforgettable charisma.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) May 9, 2020
A couple weeks ago I randomly decided to read up on the legendary Little Richard on wiki. I learned then about how he developed The Beatles and saved The Rolling Stones pic.twitter.com/lUEvYG1Mew
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) May 9, 2020
Farewell to the definition of rock and roll, Little Richard pic.twitter.com/bOiqisjS5O
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) May 9, 2020
So sad Little Richard passed away. He married my husband and I. He was really one of the truely great rock and roll singers and one of the rock and roll pioneers. He will be missed
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) May 9, 2020
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) May 9, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken this morning at also hearing the news of the passing of my bro & friend, the great Little Richard. From our connection through our mutual mentor, Bumps Blackwell, to recording “Money Is” & “Do It To It” for the $ soundtrack, to…https://t.co/jeHNYYobEP pic.twitter.com/aEJEQVuNN9
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) May 9, 2020
The Innovator, originator, the architect…. a Rock and Roll king! A god has left the earth. Rest in Power Little Richard. pic.twitter.com/yVYEVxr9Vj
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) May 9, 2020
Little Richard was a performer so riveting, so extraordinary, that #JimiHendrix was his sideman and #JamesBrown his opening act. THANKYOU for everything. THANKYOU for rock n roll. https://t.co/9AiUcBaOhk
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 9, 2020
— Carole King (@Carole_King) May 9, 2020
Sadly, Little Richard passed away today. A founding Father of Rock And Roll, his contributions simply can’t be overstated. I had the honor of meeting Richard in his later years and was awed by his presence. He told me, “I am the architect of Rock And Roll.” Amen! ..Rest In Peace. https://t.co/ceQuNU6pkF
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 9, 2020
Just got word that Little Richard has passed away.
So many musical memories of this unique talent and we were honored to have him at the Volunteer Jam one year
He was one of a kind
Rest in peace Richard Penniman
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) May 9, 2020
One of the coolest riffs The best backbeat in the world Little Richard was an immense inspiration for me, love the man #riplittlerichard – Lucille (1957) [Long Version, High Quality Sound] https://t.co/VIAVy7boDF via @YouTube
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) May 9, 2020
In the late 1980s, I was walking down Hollywood Blvd, a black limo drove by slowly, Little Richard waved at us from the back window with a crazy look on his face. A giant in Rock and Roll music.
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) May 9, 2020
Rest In Peace To One Of The True Creators Of Rock And Roll. This Is The Commercial I Directed With Little Richard And Michael Jordan, 1991. pic.twitter.com/51bEV1eYKB
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) May 9, 2020
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 9, 2020
Dust To Digital is such a incredible site and curated dedication. Since we are in the era of social distancing please RT this as the ultimate tribute to The Quasar Of Rick and Roll!!! RT RT lets get a million RT on the Incredible Little Richard. My FTP lyric was a 1989 nod to him https://t.co/0ZL7V0z7kc
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace, Little Richard
love, yoko pic.twitter.com/VKa6bdsNxo
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) May 9, 2020
R.I.P. Rock & Roll Legend Little Richard
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 9, 2020
Rock and roll is the opposite of straight and white.
Little Richard is directly responsible for most of my favorite things in life.
Rest In Peace and Eternal Power to The Only King. pic.twitter.com/AZDmIFfwrP
— matt sweeney (@theheavyjamz) May 9, 2020
Sing in Peace Little Richard. Bless you! No one had a greater hand in creating Rock n Roll, the Sacred Weapon that continues to heal our troubled world. Eternal Love and Thanks. pic.twitter.com/rWdSOIe7C5
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) May 9, 2020
RIP Little Richard – the architect of rock ‘n’ roll, an extremely cool guy and a formidable Wheel of Fortune contestant pic.twitter.com/OpDe9KPwXH
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 9, 2020
Blessings to Little Richard, a true original and pioneer of Rock 'n' Roll. His song "Baby Face" was the first single I bought. God grant him eternal peace.#LittleRichard #RockAndRoll pic.twitter.com/iuNUlkPoPz
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) May 9, 2020
Little Richard changed everything for me. When he came over the airwaves the world was never the same.
— Robbie Robertson (@r0bbier0berts0n) May 10, 2020
I served soul food brunch to Little Richard every Sunday for a year while waitressing at Aunt Kizzy’s Back Porch in LA. I was a college student. He tipped me a crisp $100 bill each week on a $75 breakfast with friends. This was 30 years ago. Helped me so much. God rest his soul. https://t.co/L0vo1tPdBv
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 9, 2020
“Wasn’t I wonderful?!” — Little Richard, after telling him I loved his show when I met him in the ‘90s. Yes. Yes, you were. Long live Little Richard! pic.twitter.com/ziiVNo4Phh
— Jeff Tweedy (@JeffTweedy) May 9, 2020
Growing up in the 50's, one of the main reasons we loved Little Richard was that our parents hated him SO MUCH. His music made them crazy.They screamed for us to turn him off. It made us play his music even more. It was the beginning of a real generation gap.
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) May 9, 2020
Gone but never forgotten. A rock giant.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 9, 2020
#RIP to a true music icon and pioneer — "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock 'n' roll." #LittleRichard's passion for music, powerful presence and visionary genius were truly unmatched. Rest in peace, old friend. #RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/2dU6IWPvaT
— Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) May 9, 2020
I was once asked, “If u could meet one person, who would it be?” I always said Little Richard. Because, to me, he was rock & roll’s most joyous, rebellious innovator.— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 9, 2020
Thank u for planting that seed, Richard. The world is a much happier place thanks to ur music.#RIPLittleRichard pic.twitter.com/kiq2VOZs8O
LITTLE RICHARD Is A Cornerstone In The Very Foundation Of Rock & Roll. An Icon. A Songwriter And Performer With A Personality To Match. RIP Superstar. pic.twitter.com/Sdl6Yh59ex— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 9, 2020
We've all lost another great one. One of rocks founding fathers. RIP. Thank you for the music and your friendship. "Good Golly Miss Molly!" pic.twitter.com/r1i6Skx5Ht— Joe Walsh (@JoeWalsh) May 9, 2020
Little Richard is my kind of guy— Flea (@flea333) May 9, 2020
Today we lost one of the Icons of Rock and Roll...I don't think Rock and Roll would have evolved the way it did without his dynamic and indelible style and performances... truly amazing!— Joe Lynn Turner (@joelynnturner) May 9, 2020
A Legend that will always be loved and remembered as the heart and soul of Rock and Roll. RIP pic.twitter.com/R2A24ac2qN
No @ledzeppelin just listen to the intro of “Rock and roll”sounds a bit like “Keep a Knockin”-met #LittleRichard a few times at the Hyatt on sunset, he was vibrant & talkative . He broke down huge walls and influenced many British lads- in turn that came back here to influence us https://t.co/i2nxFNEtlJ— Charlie Benante (@skisum) May 9, 2020
R.I.P. Little Richard!!!! You were one of the PIONEERS of Rock and Roll...Without you, a lot of us would be playing a polka somewhere!!! Go to sleep King!!!! The band upstairs just keeps getting better!!! #Godblesstheking pic.twitter.com/gxWQsEoBM0— John Corabi (@Crablegs59) May 9, 2020
Let's all let out a WOOOO! for a true rock and roll original, Little Richard. https://t.co/8vvGCw2gXo— Sacred Reich (@SacredReich) May 9, 2020
RIP...HUGE Influence & Inspiration on how I started projecting my voice...HUGE...Still Astonishes Me When I Hear Him Sing...— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) May 9, 2020
Little Richard Dies At 87 | HuffPost https://t.co/tcgNl1iIu5
RIP To one of the originators of Rock n Roll https://t.co/fv19pIgwYI— Sick Of It All (@SOIANYC) May 9, 2020
THE KING! 12/5/1932 - 5/9/2020 pic.twitter.com/gaGcyxDRvQ— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 9, 2020
#Repost @pjfarley— WARRANT (@warrantrocks) May 9, 2020
TJ Martell celebrity Softball game. L.A. in 92? Right before He started singing the national anthem he turns around to me Jani N says” help me out on this fellas R.I.P. Little Richard!
* Layne Staley in the left corner. . #rip#LittleRichard#LayneStaley#JaniLane pic.twitter.com/KKRgGJzEPC
God bless Little Richard.. he started a lot of us out. By listening and watchin..thank you. Your passion lives on...— RICHIE SAMBORA (@TheRealSambora) May 10, 2020