The boxing legend Muhammad Ali only had one way to describe Macon superstar Little Richard: "the King."
Little Richard, who turns 86 years old this week, captivated music fans for years with hits like ‘Long, Tall Sally,' 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Good Golly Miss Molly'
In a 1970 interview, he said: "I am the beautiful Little Richard from way down in Macon, Georgia. I want you to know, I am the bronze Liberace!”
Little Richard was among the first group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, along with Ray Charles, James Brown, and Elvis.