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Little Richard

Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, United States · Person · 1932–present
Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades, Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music. Read more »

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News

Little Richard Denies Near-Death Rumors: 'I'm Still Singing'

Reports that rock and roll pioneer Little Richard is in extremely grave health have been percolating in the news, with website Digital Music News and The Mercury News reporting the singer is in poor health.  "A friend, a legend & some say the true...

Little Richard Tells Cee Lo About Recent Heart Attack

Last night in Atlanta, Little Richard joined Cee Lo Green onstage for a Recording Academy fundraiser, where the topics ranged from MC Hammer to the Ten Commandments and pancake makeup. The two also talked about a recent health scare. "The other...

Little Richard Tears Through Raucous Set in Washington, D.C.

Sitting on a golden throne at his piano last night at Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre, Little Richard began his set by telling the crowd he was in pain. "I got sick and I had surgery," he said. "And the hip broke inside of me. And you know they’ve...

Discography

Shake It All About
1992 Official Album
Lifetime Friend
1986 Official Album
God's Beautiful City
1979 Official Album
20 Super Hits
1976 Official Album
Right Now!
1973 Official Album
The Second Coming
1972 Official Album
King of Rock and Roll
1971 Official Album

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