Birth Name: Richard Wayne Penniman
Age: 84, born 5 December 1932
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 10"
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Description: Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. He is considered a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock & roll in the 1950s. Penniman's reputation rests on a string of groundbreaking hit singles from 1955 through 1957, such as "Tutti Frutti", "Lucille" and "Long Tall Sally", which helped lay the foundation for rock and roll music, and influenced generations of rhythm & blues, rock and soul music artists. Little Richard's injection of funk during this period, via his saxophone-studded mid-1950s r ... (more)
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