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Rock and Roll Pioneer Little Richard Dies at 87

(AP Photo/Michele Limina) Rock and roll pioneer “Little Richard” Penniman died this morning. He was 87 years old. The cause of death hasn’t been released. Little Richard’s piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour helped introduce black R&B to white America. Little Richard, who was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1932, was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding fathers who…