El pionero del rock and roll Little Richard murió a los 87 años el 9 de mayo debido a un cáncer de hueso. Como siempre sucede en estos casos trágicos, las ventas del catálogo del fallecido muerto en los servicios de streaming experimentan un aumento repentino. Entonces, también sucedió esto para él: la subida en los Estados Unidos se cuantifica en más del 2000%.
Billboard informa que sus canciones, el 9 y 10 de mayo, tuvieron una solicitud de 4.1 millones de transmisiones, lo que representa un aumento del 2228% en los últimos dos días. La canción con más peticiones en streaming fue “Tutti Frutti”, seguida por “Good Golly Miss Molly” y “Long Tall Sally”. La compra de descargas también tuvo un aumento sin precedentes.
La desaparición de Little Richard ha afectado profundamente el universo del rock que lo ha recordado con un mensaje, como el ex Beatle Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan y muchos otros.
Las estrellas de la música recuerdan a Little Richard
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'From 'Tutti Frutti' to 'Long Tall Sally' to 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' to 'Lucille', Little Richard came screaming into my life when I was a teenager. I owe a lot of what I do to Little Richard and his style; and he knew it. He would say, "I taught Paul everything he knows". I had to admit he was right. In the early days of The Beatles we played with Richard in Hamburg and got to know him. He would let us hang out in his dressing room and we were witness to his pre-show rituals, with his head under a towel over a bowl of steaming hot water he would suddenly lift his head up to the mirror and say, "I can’t help it cos I’m so beautiful". And he was. A great man with a lovely sense of humour and someone who will be missed by the rock and roll community and many more. I thank him for all he taught me and the kindness he showed by letting me be his friend. Goodbye Richard and a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop.' – Paul McCartney #LittleRichard #PaulMcCartney
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I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Little Richard, he was the biggest inspiration of my early teens and his music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as it did when it first shot through the music scene in the mid 50’s. When we were on tour with him I would watch his moves every night and learn from him how to entertain and involve the audience and he was always so generous with advice to me. He contributed so much to popular music. I will miss you Richard, God bless.
I just heard the news about Little Richard and I’m so grieved. He was my shining star and guiding light back when I was only a little boy. His was the original spirit that moved me to do everything I would do.
— Bob Dylan (@bobdylan) May 9, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken this morning at also hearing the news of the passing of my bro & friend, the great Little Richard. From our connection through our mutual mentor, Bumps Blackwell, to recording “Money Is” & “Do It To It” for the $ soundtrack, to…https://t.co/jeHNYYobEP pic.twitter.com/aEJEQVuNN9
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace, Little Richard
love, yoko pic.twitter.com/VKa6bdsNxo
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) May 9, 2020