The first rock star
I was on a bus full of high school musicians the first time I was in Hollywood back in 1982 and someone on the bus saw him walking down the sidewalk, dressed up and struttin. They yelled "Hey Little Richard!" out the bus window and he turned and waved at us with a huge bright smile, everyone went berzerk.
A musician friend's girlfriend grew up in Hollywood, (she was a background screamer on "All Night Long") was waitress at Roscoes Chicken in Hollywood where she got to know him pretty well as he ate there often. She told me he was one of the nicest people she had ever met. Always very kind and happy.