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Little Richard performs in 2004 at the Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, N.Y. The self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America,  died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP photo)

Little Richard performs in 2004 at the Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, N.Y. The self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP photo)

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