Little Richard

~ Person

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. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over six decades. Penniman's most celebrated work dates from the mid 1950s where his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also had a pivotal impact on the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Penniman influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to rap.

Penniman 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. Penniman'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."

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Here's Little Richard Little Richard 5 7
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

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1970 Rock Hard Rock Heavy Compilation Little Richard 1
1972 Friends From the Beginning Compilation Little Richard 2
1984 His Greatest Recordings Compilation Little Richard 2
1985 18 Greatest Hits Compilation Little Richard 1
1985 The Essential Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
1987 Greatest Hits Compilation Little Richard 1
1989 Good Golly, Miss Molly Compilation Little Richard 1
1990 The Specialty Sessions (3 CD set) Compilation Little Richard 5 1
1990 King of Rock'n'Roll Compilation Little Richard 1
1991 Greatest Hits Compilation Little Richard 1
1991 The Fabulous Compilation Little Richard 1
1991 The Georgia Peach Compilation Little Richard 1
1992 Long Tall Sally (The Blues Collection 12) Compilation Little Richard 3
1992 The World of Little Richard: Long Tall Sally Compilation Little Richard 1
1993 Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Compilation Little Richard 1
1994 Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
1995 Little Richard Sings the Gospel Compilation Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
1998 The Best of Little Richard (K-tel recordings) Compilation Little Richard 1
1999 The Original British Hit Singles Compilation Little Richard 1
1999 God Is Real Compilation Little Richard 1
1999 The Best of Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 3
2000 The Kings of Rock 'n' Roll Compilation Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis 2
2001 Talking 'Bout Soul Compilation Little Richard 1
2001 All-Time Greatest Hits (K-tel recordings) Compilation Little Richard 1
2001 Forever Gold Compilation Little Richard 1
2001 Tutti Frutti Compilation Little Richard 1
2002 Keep a Knockin': The Best of Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
2006 Here's Little Richard / Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
2007 All the Hits Compilation Little Richard 1
2007 Little Richard Rocks Compilation Little Richard 1
2008 The Very Best of Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
2009 Greatest Gold Hits Compilation Little Richard 1
2010 She Knows How to Rock: The Singles As & Bs Compilation Little Richard 1
2012 Legends Original Recordings - Little Richard Compilation Little Richard 1
16 Great Original Tracks (The Very Best of) Compilation Little Richard 1

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