Little Richard

On December 5th, 1932 a legend was born. Born Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard grew up nearby in Macon, Georgia. Richard’s heart pounding, flamboyant sound held the world captive for seven decades.  He is most famous for laying the foundation down for rock n’ roll while also playing a critical role in the formation of soul, funk, and R&B. Richard has been recognize for his genius by various institutions. He has has a number singles that have topped the billboards as well as being featured in a host of movies and television shows. Little Richard is a living legend and without his contributions black music and music as a whole would be very different.

-asia robinson