Little Richard

Little Richard
1932 - 2020

Little Richard  American Musician

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

Little Richard had an encounter with Wilson Pickett.

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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 'Tutti Frutti', 'Long Tall Sally'. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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

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Relationship Statistics

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

Details

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
Age 87 (age at death) years
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 'Tutti Frutti', '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), better known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and 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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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Little Richard87 SagittariusMusician
American
Ernestine Harvin-
Wilson Pickett64 PiscesSinger
American

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Las Vegas2003Little RichardTV Show
Chairman of the Board1998Movie
NightMan1997Jubilee JonesTV Show
Homeboys in Outer Space1996EbolatollaTV Show
Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous1996Lounge Lizard (voice)TV Show
The Drew Carey Show1995Little RichardTV Show
The Crew1995Little RichardTV Show
Last Action Hero1993Little RichardMovie
The Naked Truth1993Airborne Mustard LoverMovie
The Pickle1993PresidentMovie
Sunset Heat1992BrandonMovie
Hearts Afire1992Little RichardTV Show
Martin1992The ExterminatorTV Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992Musical GuestTV Show
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990Old King ColeTV Movie
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990Little RichardTV Show
Blossom1990Little RichardTV Show
Baywatch1989MauriceTV Show
The Simpsons1989Little RichardTV Show
Purple People Eater1988MayorMovie
Goddess of Love1988AlphonsoTV Movie
Bustin' Loose1987P.J. PinkstonTV Show
Full House1987Little RichardTV Show
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986Orvis GoodnightMovie
Miami Vice1984Marvelle QuinnTV Show
Columbo1971Little RichardTV Show
Don't Knock the Rock1956Little RichardMovie
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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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