Speculations Has Been Spreading That Musician "Little Richard" Is In critical Condition
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"Little Richard" Is In critical Condition
The rumor mill started to fly and fans are now growing concerned over the singer’s health and reports that family members are gathering at his bedside.
Multiple media outlets are now reporting that Little Richard is in critical condition at an unnamed hospital. However, there has been no official word from his publicist or family members about his health.
Little Richard, whose real name is Richard Wayne Penniman, was born in 1932 in Macon, Georgia, where he has resided in his older years.
Richard, born into a deeply segregated and racist environment, first gained notoriety in the Deep South, particularly among black audiences.
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That crossover sometimes happened directly, with early-moving whites recognizing black artists like Richard.
More often, however, the progression happened through white artists, with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other rock icons pointing to Richard as a huge influence.
Other groups, most notably Led Zeppelin, have been accused of directly copying black artists, with Willie Dixon successfully suing the group in the 80s over a direct rip-off of ‘You Need Love’.
But Richard’s legacy has been properly celebrated and recognized in its own right, with awards that include a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and countless other accolades. As Bootsy mentioned, Little Richard may claim the title of the ‘True King of Rock n’ Roll.’
Richard’s family has not issued a statement on the matter. In 2013, Richard suffered a heart attack during a fundraiser for the Recording Academy, and opted to discontinue performing after that point.