Little Richard, known as one of the founders of Rock & Roll, has died at the age of 87. But his connection to Bob Seger is one hard to believe…
Bob Seger has talked about Little Richard and the impact he had on his career for a long time, but now after Richard’s death the scope of their relationship is coming out..
Check out this cover Bob did.
There is also a famous story that really happened even though the audio is not out there..
During the 1988 Oscars Seger was up for an award for his song Shakedown, unfortunately Bob couldn’t sing it because of a throat issue..Little Richard stepped up and sang it for him.
Richard was s staple of rock in the 1950’s with such hits as “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Lucille” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
Elton John told Rolling Stone in 1973, “I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I’m more of a Little Richard stylist than a Jerry Lee Lewis, I think. Jerry Lee is a very intricate piano player and very skillful, but Little Richard is more of a pounder.” The Beatles have also credited Richard as being inspirational to the Fab Four.
Richard’s bass guitarist, Charles Glenn, told TMZ that Richard had been sick for 2 months. He died at his Tennessee home, surrounded by his brother, sister and son. Glenn says he spoke with Richard March 27 and the singer asked him to come over and visit, but he couldn’t because of the pandemic. Glenn says Richard was like a father to him. Richard would sometimes tell him, “Not to take anything away from your dad, but you’re my son.”