Little Richard

Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Maurice James and the sprint for stardom

The young Jimi Hendrix didn’t play long with Little Richard, but he used every minute to further his push for fame and recognition. Before long, it was Jimi’s own ambition that curtailed a fabled pairing.

Little Richard, ‘the architect of rock ‘n’ roll’, dies at 87

His contributions to early rock ‘n’ roll are honoured by the genre’s most esteemed artists.