The musician rose to fame with his 1956 hit Tutti Frutti, which was followed by Long Tall Sally and Rip It Up.
Little Richard’s music was loved by many, including Rocketman hitmaker Sir Elton John, 73.
The Yellow Brick Road musician told Rolling Stone: “I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it.
“I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I’m more of a Little Richard stylist than a Jerry Lee Lewis, I think.