Little Richard

Musician

Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is a musician, singer, actor, comedian, 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; 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 popular music.

Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is a musician, singer, actor, comedian, 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; 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 popular music.

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