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Huntsville, Alabama: Little Richard's Grave

The wildest of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll, Little Richard has a surprisingly unexciting tombstone.

Oakwood Memorial Gardens

1 HL Cleveland Way, Huntsville, AL
Oakwood Memorial Gardens. West side of the city. From US-72/University Drive turn north at the stoplight onto Wynn Drive. Go a half-mile. Turn left (no stoplight) onto HL Cleveland Way. Drive to the end. You'll see three white crosses off to the right; the grave is in front and to the left of those crosses, a low black stone.
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Grave of Little Richard.

Little Richard Gravesite

The pandemic was a deciding factor in burying Little Richard at Oakwood Memorial Gardens cemetery, a decision that was made after Richard's passing. Little Richard's mother is buried in Los Angeles, and pre-COVID-19 that was where Richard's final resting place was expected to be.

[Lisa, 07/12/2022]

One of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll. A sedate headstone, but our brains are shrieking "A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom!"

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