Little Richard
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1932-12-05
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Little Richard Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name, 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.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music." In 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture honored Little Richard for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly.

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Rip It Up
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Rip It Up
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Jenny Jenny 
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Jenny Jenny 
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Tutti Frutti
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Tutti Frutti
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The Girl Can't Help It
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The Girl Can't Help It
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Good Golly Miss Molly
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Good Golly Miss Molly
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Long Tall Sally
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Long Tall Sally
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Kansas City
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Kansas City
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A Little Bit of Something (Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing)
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A Little Bit of Something (Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing)
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She's Got It
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She's Got It
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Hurry Sundown
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Hurry Sundown
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The Rill Thing
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The Rill Thing
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Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
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Mary Anne Hobbs
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2015
Strictly Come Dancing 2014
Strictly Come Dancing 2014

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