The Scotsman




US rock music legend Little Richard died at the weekend aged 87, his family have confirmed. The star, whose hits included Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, and Good Golly Miss Molly, inspired a generation of musicians. Asad @joe_hill reckoned: “There can be no serious debate about the greatest lyrics in rock and roll history. They are: A-wop-bop-aloo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom! Gonna have Little Richard on all day long.”

@samsanders agreed: “Such a huge loss. Resharing the best thing I ever read about the man: “He sounds like the last man on earth singing the first song ever written.”

From @shanecente­rs :“I took a rock history class in college and in my opinion Little Richard never got the props and respect that he had coming to him.”

@BLOG7O7LOL mourned: “Aw, only just found out he has died. So sad. A real star has gone.”

A shocked @Brizzway84 tweeted: “I’m going to back to bed ...”

@karenhunte­r paid tribute: “There’s no Beatles with Little Richard (just to give a little perspectiv­e on his impact on music). There’s no Jimi Hendrix without

Little Richard (he learned all of that showmanshi­p from the greatest & was fired because he lacked discipline and the work ethic Richard required).”

@Phil_lewis_ tweeted: “‘I’m a singer. I can sing anything. And that’s the reason I’m the king’.” RIP Little Richard.


While the rest of the UK celebrated VE Day on Friday, Jersey and Guernsey, both occupied by the Nazis during the war, marked their liberation on Saturday.

@samantharo­se_86 tweeted: “Happy Liberation Day, all my fellow Guerns, wherever you are in the world.”

@Justandygr­aham agreed: “A poignant day on any year, but especially so this year.”

@paulshewar­d noted: “Sad to see town so empty on such an important day. So different to our first Liberation Day in Guernsey 75 years ago.”

@lib75jsy joined in: “At 7.15am, 75 years ago today, the German surrender was signed on HMS Bulldog. Jersey was free after five years of enemy occupation.” Asad @gingebelfa­st87 concluded: “Ahhh, would have loved to have been normal times so I could have been in Jersey in Liberation Square for Liberation Day.”

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