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Remembering Little Richard


(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)


Little Richard, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, passed away on Saturday at the age of 87. Along with Chuck Berry and Fats Domino he was one of the first black artists to crossover onto the pop charts in the rock era. Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones all cite him as a primary inspiration. His influence would continue on through artists such as David Bowie and Prince. What are your favorite tracks from Little Richard and your favorite covers of songs from his repertoire? We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Little Richard "Lucille"

Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels "Devil with the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly"

Suzi Quatro "Keep a Knockin'"

Bonnie Raitt "The Boy Can't Help It"

Little Richard "The Girl Can't Help It"