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Good Golly, said little Miss Molly

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, has passed away from cancer at the age of 87. He was one of the pioneers of Rock’n’Roll music and his influence on many subsequent rock musicians, including our own boys, can not be underestimated.

Rest in peace, Little Richard.

Thanks to Rolling Stone for the info and to Martin for the heads up.

12 Comments to “Good Golly, said little Miss Molly”:

  1. 1
    Mario Fiasconaro says:

    Speed King directly quotes Little Richard lyrics. Twice.

  2. 2
    Mario Fiasconaro says:


  3. 3
    AndreA says:

    RIP Great Man and great precursor of music and rebellion.
    Thank You.

  4. 4
    Tony says:

    Purple has lost one of his fathers.

    I woke up this morning, Lucille was not in sight
    I asked my friends about her but…

  5. 5
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Mario Fiasconaro:

    off the top of my head, that’d be three times just in the first verse

  6. 6
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Now that’s what I call a true Legend.
    RIP Little Richard with the other great Legends.
    Your music will never die.

  7. 7
    marcus Streets says:

    Not forgetting the album title “House of Blue Light”

  8. 8
    Rob Prior says:

    1. Good Golly Miss Molly + House of blue light
    2. Tutti Frutti
    3. Lucille
    4. Rip It Up (Saturday night and I just got paid)
    5. Ooh! My Soul

  9. 9
    Buttockss says:

    A true talent innovator…..R.I.P.

  10. 10
    NWO says:

    RIP Little Richard.

    DP introduced me to your music as a kid and I was glad to have seen you perform even though you were in your mid 60’s by the time I was old enough to see you…
    Womp bop aloopa a womp bam boom!

  11. 11
    Nigel Young says:

    Derek Lawrence

    “With great sadness, I have just received news from friend and journalist Dave Ling, that our old friend and the architect of our first 3 albums, including the wonderful Argus album, Derek Lawrence, has passed away. Derek left us yesterday at age 78.” [Andy Powell]
    Full message at https://www.facebook.com/wishbone.ash.official/posts/10157313696911463

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    Rock Voorne says:

    Will I live to see the day House of Blue light being remixed and expanded?

    I want to shoot everyone who thinks it was a good idea to let songs fade during a moment Blackmore is peaking with a solo.

    Corona and Hysteriafree in Rotterdam

    Happy 50th Anniversary of IN ROCK to all my crazy Deep Purple buddies everywhere.

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