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Little Richard,

1935–, American musician and singer, b. Macon, Ga., as Richard Wayne Penniman. One of the first rock musicians in the 1950s, he recorded "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Good Golly Miss Molly." Since then, he has turned to religion. His music influenced, among others, the BeatlesBeatles, The,
English rock music group formed in the late 1950s and disbanded in 1970. The members were John (Winston) Lennon, 1940–80, guitar and harmonica; (James) Paul McCartney, 1942–, guitar and piano; George Harrison,
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type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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Richard Penniman is not and never has been a great singer.
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard: Legendary vocalist Richard Penniman had a string of hits over two decades.
This fascinating compilation traces Richard Penniman from his more conventional R&B beginnings to the extrovert and dangerous rock'n'roller he became in the mid to late 1950s.