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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.

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  • Birth name: Richard Wayne Penniman
  • Born: December 5, 1932 (age 82) Macon, Georgia, United States
  • Genres: Rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, soul
  • Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1947–present
  • Labels: RCA Victor, Peacock, Specialty, End, Goldisc Records, Little Star Records, Mercury, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Modern, Okeh, Brunswick, Reprise, K-Tel, Warner Bros., Disney
  • Associated acts: Billy Wright, Larry Williams, Otis Redding, Don Covay, Billy Preston, Jimi Hendrix

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