Little Richard
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqsqx.jpg
1932-12-05
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/95c2339b-8277-49a6-9aaf-08d8eeeaa0be
Little Richard

Little Richard Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician and singer-songwriter.

An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Penniman'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. Penniman 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.

Penniman 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. In 2015, Penniman received a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award from the National Museum of African American Music for his key role in the formation of popular music genres and helping to bring an end to the racial divide on the music charts and in concert in the mid-1950s changing American culture significantly. 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".

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Little Richard Performances & Interviews


Little Richard Tracks

Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02kycrp.jpg
link
The Girl Can't Help It

Sort by

Little Richard
Good Golly Miss Molly
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Good Golly Miss Molly
Little Richard
Bama Lama Loo
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Bama Lama Loo
Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Long Tall Sally
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Long Tall Sally
Little Richard
I Don't Want to Discuss It
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
I Don't Want to Discuss It
Little Richard
Send Me Some Lovin'
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Send Me Some Lovin'
Little Richard
Keep a Knockin'
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Keep a Knockin'
Little Richard
Bama Lama Bama Loo
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Bama Lama Bama Loo
Little Richard
All Around the World
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
All Around the World
Little Richard
Get Down With It
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Get Down With It
Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02kycrp.jpg
link
The Girl Can't Help It
Little Richard
Baby Face
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Baby Face
Little Richard
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Little Richard
I Don't Know What you Got (But It's Me)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
I Don't Know What you Got (But It's Me)
Little Richard
Rip It Up
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Rip It Up
Little Richard
Lucille
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Lucille
Little Richard
Ready Teddy 
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
Ready Teddy 
Little Richard
A Little Bit of Something (Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqsqx.jpg
link
A Little Bit of Something (Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing)
Load more tracks

Latest Little Richard News

    10 great songs that got away with meaningless lyrics
    The nonsense syllables and made-up languages that allow some songs to speak directly to our emotions.
    From pop star to vicar, and 9 other ways musicians have switched up their careers
    It can be tough to give up the limelight, but pop stars are a hardy breed. Here's how some of them found creative ways to pay the bills.
Back to artist