Little Richard

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Legal name: Richard Wayne Penniman

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Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter and musician.

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 from rock to hip-hop; his music impacted the rhythm and blues era for future generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Little Richard has been honored by many institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" (1955) was included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2010, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music." In 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture honored Little Richard for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts changing American culture forever.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Here’s Little Richard Little Richard 5 6
1958 Little Richard (Volume 2) Little Richard 5 2
1958 Little Richard Little Richard & Buck Ram 1
1959 The Fabulous Little Richard Little Richard 5 4
1966 The Incredible Little Richard Sings His Greatest Hits Recorded Live Little Richard 4 1
1966 The Wild & Frantic Little Richard Little Richard 5 1
1967 The Explosive Little Richard Little Richard 5 3
1970 The Rill Thing Little Richard 5 1
1971 King of Rock and Roll Little Richard 5 1
1971 Well Alright! Little Richard 4 1
1972 The Second Coming Little Richard 5 1
1976 1976 Rerecordings Little Richard 3 3
1986 Lifetime Friend Little Richard 5 2
1992 Shake It All About Little Richard 1
1992 The Boy Can't Help It Little Richard 1
2014 Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!) Little Richard 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Rock Hard Rock Heavy Little Richard 1
1972 Friends From the Beginning Little Richard 2
1979 King Of Rock Little Richard 1
1984 His Greatest Recordings Little Richard 2
1985 18 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1985 The Essential Little Richard Little Richard 1
1987 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1989 Good Golly, Miss Molly Little Richard 1
1989 Heroes of Rock'n Roll Little Richard 1
1990 The Specialty Sessions (3 CD set) Little Richard 5 1
1990 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard 1
1990 King of Rock'n'Roll Little Richard 1
1991 Greatest Hits Little Richard 1
1991 The Fabulous Little Richard 1
1991 The Georgia Peach Little Richard 1
1992 The Blues Collection: Little Richard, Long Tall Sally Little Richard 4
1992 The World of Little Richard: Long Tall Sally Little Richard 1
1993 Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
1994 Little Richard Little Richard 1
1995 Little Richard Sings the Gospel Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
1999 The Original British Hit Singles Little Richard 1
1999 God Is Real Little Richard 1
1999 The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 3
2000 The Kings of Rock 'n' Roll Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis 2
2001 Talking 'Bout Soul Little Richard 1
2001 All-Time Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Little Richard 1
2001 Forever Gold Little Richard 1
2001 Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1
2002 Keep a Knockin': The Best of Little Richard Little Richard 1
2006 Here's Little Richard / Little Richard Little Richard 1
2007 All the Hits Little Richard 1
2007 Little Richard Rocks Little Richard 1

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