Little Richard biography

Little Richard

Blues, Musical Artist

1932 –

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Who is Little Richard?

Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over six decades. Penniman's most celebrated work dates from the mid 1950s where his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also had a pivotal impact on the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Penniman influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to rap.

Penniman has been honored by many institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Penniman's "Tutti Frutti" was included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2010, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music."

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Born
Dec 5, 1932
Macon
Also known as
  • Richard Wayne Penniman
  • Little Richard and the Royal Company
  • Little Richard & Jimi Hendrix
  • The Real King of Rock 'n' Roll
  • The Emancipator
  • The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
  • The Architect of Rock-and-Roll
  • The King of Rockin ‘n’ Rollin' Rhythm & Blues Soulin’
  • Little Richard and Choir
  • Bro
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Oakwood College
Lived in
  • Macon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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