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Source: Wikipedia

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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The Apollo Pays Honor To Music Legends Little Richard And Andre HarrellThe Apollo pay tribute, New York, USA - 10 May 2020
Variety, 2020-05-27 01:01:44
Andre Harrell, the music executive who launched Uptown Records and helped usher in a new era of hip-hop flavored soul and R&B, was laid to rest on Saturday (May 23) at George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. The funeral followed a celebration of his life at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home ...

Janelle Monae on 'Homecoming' Season 2, Little Richard and why she can't make music in quarantine
USA Today TV, 2020-05-22 12:00:55
R&B;/pop singer Janelle Monae stars in the new season of Amazon's "Homecoming," streaming Friday, playing a military veteran searching for answers.       

Little Richard Remembered and Laid to Rest in Alabama
TMZ, 2020-05-20 21:41:19
Little Richard's family, friends and former band members gathered for the icon's graveside funeral -- a surprisingly low-key and private service for the legendary showman. Little Richard, or Richard Wayne Penniman to those close to him, was buried…

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