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Little Richard Denies Near-Death Rumors: 'I'm Still Singing'

May 3, 2016

Reports that rock and roll pioneer Little Richard is in extremely grave health have been percolating in the news, with website Digital Music News and The Mercury News reporting the singer is in poor health.  "A friend,...


Little Richard Survives Heart Attack

September 30, 2013

Last night in Atlanta, Little Richard joined Cee Lo Green onstage for a Recording Academy fundraiser, where the topics ranged from MC Hammer to the Ten Commandments and pancake makeup. The two also talked about a recent health scare. "The other night,...


Week in Rock History: Little Richard Finds God and Nancy Spungen Dies

October 10, 2011

This week in rock history, Little Richard renounced rock & roll, the Faces performed in concert for the last time, Sid Vicious’s girlfriend Nancy Spungen died, Madonna gave birth to her first child and Eric Clapton opened his rehab center. October...


The Rolling Stone 20th Anniversary Interview: Bob Dylan

November 5, 1987

Did you start out wanting to be a star?Not really, because I always needed a song to get by. There's a lot of singers who don't need songs to get by. A lot of 'em are tall, good-lookin', you know? They don't need to say anything to grab people. Me, I...


Little Richard Tears Through Raucous Set in Washington, D.C.

June 17, 2012

Sitting on a golden throne at his piano last night at Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre, Little Richard began his set by telling the crowd he was in pain. "I got sick and I had surgery," he said. "And the hip broke inside of me. And you know they’ve...


'Hail! Hail! Rock n' Roll' Honors Chuck Berry

November 6, 1987

"I'm flattered, I'm weak in the knees, and I'm hungry," said Chuck Berry at the premiere of Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll on what was officially Chuck Berry Day in Los Angeles. Hours earlier, Berry got misty eyed when he received a star on the...


Little Richard: Child of God

May 28, 1970

Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 59 from May 28, 1970 . This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber,...