Little Richard is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician who is a native of the USA. Best known for his flamboyant performances he had a major influence on the development of rock ‘n’ roll. Little Richard genres include, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul. In 1986 he was one of the first people to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932. As a young boy he sang and played the piano in church. He later performed in a club in Macon before recording his first major hit, ‘Tutti-Frutti’ in 1955. He went on to have success with songs such as ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’. His recordings have had a major impact on other performers including the Beatles.
Little Richard, award winning singer, songwriter and musician whose recordings include ‘Tutti-Frutti’ and ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ was born in the year 1932 On This Day.