Little Richard

Little Richard
1932 - 2020
Little Richard  American Musician

Little Richard dating history


Little Richard was previously married to Ernestine Harvin (1959 - 1964).

Little Richard had an encounter with Wilson Pickett.


American Musician Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman on 5th December, 1932 in Macon, Georgia, USA and passed away on 9th May 2020 Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA aged 87. He is most remembered for rock and roll hits including 'Tutti Frutti', 'Good Golly Miss Molly' and 'Long Tall Sally'. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Little Richard is a member of the following lists: American rock singers, American singer-songwriters and Atlantic Records artists.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 6 years, 3 months - -
Encounter1 - - -
Total2 6 years, 3 months 3 years, 1 month -


First Name Little
Last Name Richard
Full Name at Birth Richard Wayne Penniman
Alternative Name Richard Penniman, The Real King of Rock 'n' Roll, The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, The Emancipator, The Bronze Liberace, The Innovator, The Originator, The Architect of Rock and Roll
Birthday 5th December, 1932
Birthplace Macon, Georgia, USA
Died 9th May, 2020
Place of Death Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death Bone Cancer
Buried Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 154lbs (70 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Makeup, androgynous look and bisexuality..., Playing piano with hands and feet..., Self-proclaimed "Architect of Rock 'n' Roll"..., Powerful voice punctuated by high-pitched screams and moans..., His beaming, wide smile..., Over-the-top wigs..., Performing style was brash, bold and extroverted..., 'A wop bop alu-bop, a wop-bam-boom!'..., Playing piano standing up..., Not known for his modesty...
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, musician
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame rock and roll hits including 'Tutti Frutti', 'Good Golly Miss Molly' and 'Long Tall Sally'
Music Genre (Text) Rhythm And Blues, Rock And Roll, Gospel, Soul
Music Genre Pop/Rock, Religious, Piano
Year(s) Active 1948–present, 1947–present, 1947–2013 (retired), 1947–2020, 1947–2013
Music Style Early R&B, Rock & Roll, R&B, New Orleans R&B, Gospel, Black Gospel, Religious
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Reckless, Confident, Rousing, Boisterous, Urgent, Rebellious, Brash, Joyous, Rollicking, Playful, Passionate, Outrageous, Rambunctious, Giddy, Exciting, Swaggering, Visceral, Manic, Rowdy
Instrument Piano, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano
Record Label RCA Records, Peacock, Specialty, END, Goldisc Records, Little Star Records, Mercury, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Modern, Okeh, Brunswick, Reprise, K-Tel, Warner Bros., Disney, RCA Victor, Ronnex, London, Goldisc, Little Star
Associated Acts Billy Wright, Larry Williams, Don Covay, Billy Preston, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Jr.
Family Member Ernestine Campbell( wife)-1959-1963

Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known professionally as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Described as the "Architect of Rock and Roll", Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll. Richard's innovative emotive vocalizations and uptempo rhythmic music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. He influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations.

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Little Richard87 SagittariusMusician
Ernestine Harvin-
Wilson Pickett64 PiscesSinger


Luigi's Mansion 32019Steward / Trapper (uncredited)Unknown
Super Mario Odyssey2017Talkatoo (uncredited)Unknown
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle2017Sunflower (uncredited)Unknown
Paper Mario: Color Splash2016Black Lava Bubble (uncredited)Unknown
Super Mario Galaxy 22010Spring Vault / Kleptoad (uncredited)Unknown
Super Mario Galaxy2007Spring Vault (uncredited)Unknown
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga2003Tolstar (uncredited)Unknown
Chairman of the Board1998Movie
NightMan1997Jubilee JonesTV Show
Homeboys in Outer Space1996EbolatollaTV Show
Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous1996Lounge Lizard (voice)TV Show
The Late Shift1996Little RichardTV Movie
The Crew1995Little RichardTV Show
Food Rocks1994Richard (uncredited)Short Film
Last Action Hero1993Little RichardMovie
The Naked Truth1993Airborne Mustard LoverMovie
The Pickle1993PresidentMovie
Bill Nye the Science Guy1993Singer / Guitar PlayerTV Show
FernGully: The Last Rainforest1992Flynn the Praying Mantis / James the Kangaroo / Cody the Koala (uncredited)Movie
Sunset Heat1992BrandonTV Movie
Hearts Afire1992Little RichardTV Show
Martin1992The ExterminatorTV Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992Musical GuestTV Show
Hank Williams Jr.: If It Will, It Will1992Little RichardMusic Video
Voices That Care: Voices That Care1991Little RichardMusic Video
The Peace Choir: Give Peace A Chance1991Little RichardMusic Video
Edward Scissorhands1990Bus Driver (uncredited)Movie
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990Old King ColeTV Movie
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990Little RichardTV Show
Blossom1990Little RichardTV Show
The Guys Next Door1990Little RichardTV Show
Cinderella: Shelter Me1990Little RichardMusic Video
Living Colour: Elvis is Dead1990Little RichardMusic Video
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland1989Singer (uncredited)Movie
Baywatch1989MauriceTV Show
The Simpsons1989Little RichardTV Show
Oliver & Company1988Junior the Siberian Husky (uncredited)Movie
Purple People Eater1988MayorMovie
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988Bullet #5 / Tom / Forensic #4 (uncredited)Movie
Goddess of Love1988AlphonsoTV Movie
The Brave Little Toaster1987Waffle Iron / Brown Car (uncredited)Movie
Bustin' Loose1987P.J. PinkstonTV Show
Full House1987Little RichardTV Show
The Bangles: Walking Down Your Street1987Little RichardMusic Video
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986Orvis GoodnightMovie
Miami Vice1984Marvelle QuinnTV Show
Luau1982Partygoer (uncredited)Short Film
Fun with Mr. Future1982Goldfish / Dancing Robot / Cat (uncredited)Short Film
Columbo1971Little RichardTV Show
Don't Knock the Rock1956Little RichardMovie
The Girl Can't Help It1956Little Richard (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

wjerryzwjerryzMay 12, 2016

The architect of Rock and Roll

Tamera KheanJan 12, 2010

heyy ; ] wats up..!

bootsybrownbootsybrownMar 3, 2009

who didnt know that?

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