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Local fans of Little Richard share photos of the rock 'n' roll legend's 2008 Avila Beach performance

Posted at 10:48 PM, May 09, 2020

The music world mourns the death of rock 'n' roll icon and legend Little Richard.

Little Richard, whose real name was Richard Penniman, died Friday of bone cancer at the age of 87.

The flamboyant singer wowed audiences going all the way back to the early 50's with tunes like 'Tutti Frutti' , "Good Golly Miss Molly', and "Lucille",

He headlined shows around the world, but local fans are remembering his performance at the Avila Beach Blues Festival on May 25, 2008.

"It was the best concert you ever saw. It was terrific," said John Winthrop, a Cayucos resident who was at that 2008 concert.

His bassist, Charles Glenn, said Little Richard had been sick for the last few months and that he died from bone cancer at his home in Tullahoma, Tennessee surrounded by his family.