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  Little Richard - MSN Encarta
Little Richard, born in 1932, American singer and songwriter, one of the originators of rock-and-roll music in the late 1950s (see Rock Music: Rock and Roll).
Little Richard was one of the first rock-and-roll artists to appeal to a broad audience, gaining a following among both white and fl teenagers.
In 1986 Little Richard was chosen as one of the founding members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1993 he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: "Little Richard" Penniman (b. 1932)
Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon on December 5, 1932, Little Richard was one of twelve children.
At the 81 Theater, Little Richard met and was influenced by the singer Billy Wright, whose big hair, heavy stage makeup, and gospel-styled blues shouting made him a local favorite.
Little Richard was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1705   (888 words)

  
 glbtq >> arts >> Little Richard (Richard Penniman)
The over-the-top electricity of Little Richard's performances were also compounded by his outrageous, gender-bending appearance, replete with a six-inch stack of hair, eyeliner, pancake makeup, and flashy, attention-grabbing clothes.
Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia, the third oldest of seven boys and five girls.
Little Richard tore into a slightly obscene ditty he had previously penned, and "Tutti Frutti" was born.
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 Little Richard
Richard Wayne Penniman was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1935, the third of 12 children.
Richard triumphantly returned in 1957 with "Keep a Knockin'" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" and he quickly became renowned for his energetic live shows, his signature greasy pompadour and cake makeup look, and his manic, flamboyant personality, becoming one of the most successful African-American artists of rock's early period.
Richard continued touring throughout the '70s, maintaining his celebrity status as a rock icon, then suddenly, in 1976, he re-joined the church and for the next decade preached throughout America.
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 Little Richard - Biography
In a 1990 interview, Little Richard offered this explanation for the birth of rock: "I would say that boogie-woogie and rhythm and blues mixed is rock and roll." His frenzied approach to music was fueled by a genuinely outrageous personality.
He was born Richard Penniman during the Depression in Macon, Georgia, one of twelve children who grew up in poverty in the Deep South.
Little Richard first recorded in a bluesy vein in 1951, but it was his tenure at Specialty Records beginning in 1955 that made his mark as a rock and roll architect.
www.rockabilly.net /littlerichard/bio.shtml   (402 words)

  
 Little Richard - Biography - AOL Music
With slightly cleaned-up lyrics, "Tutti Frutti" was the record that gave birth to Little Richard as he is now known -- the gleeful "woo!"s, the furious piano playing, the sax-driven, pedal-to-the-metal rhythm section.
Richard was at the height of his commercial and artistic powers when he suddenly quit the business during an Australian tour in late 1957, enrolling in a Bible college in Alabama shortly after returning to the States.
Richard had actually been feeling the call of religion for a while before his announcement, but it was nonetheless a shock to both his fans and the music industry.
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 Little Richard Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Little Richard (born 1932) inspired a generation of rockers with his frenzied rhythms and wildly energetic and outlandish stage persona.
This was Little Richard, `Handsomest Man in Rock and Roll.' His image was an immaculate conception, a fantasy born of years in travelling medicine shows, drag-queen revues, churches and clubs....
Little Richard's acceptance in 1993 of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award was tainted slightly by his voiced displeasure at his award being presented before the actual telecast.
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 Little Richard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman, December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, an early pioneer of Rock 'n' Roll, Penniman has influenced generations of RandB and Rock artists.
Little Richard quit the music business suddenly in 1957, while on tour in Australia, after the launch of the Russian "Sputnik", which he took as a sign from God to change his wayward habits.
Little Richard largely ignored his calling to the ministry from the early 1960's through 1977.
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 Richard and Angeline Little
Little was away from home for extended periods, working as a surveyor and engineer for a variety of railroads, each job taking him a bit further west on the continent.
Little immediately discerned the problem: the original engineer had miscalculated the gradient and the intake from the South Platte River would have to be moved several miles upstream from its location near present-day downtown Littleton.
Richard Little lived out his days in the community he founded and loved, and remained its primary benefactor and most beloved citizen.
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 Little Richard
Richard seems to be affecting a Northern urban accent, and the effect is bizarre enough that most fans should hear this material at least once.
Richard's voice is as huge as ever ("Does Jesus Care"), and I don't question his commitment, but his usual intensity is nowhere to be found.
Little Richard and K-Tel was a marriage made in heaven: a label which specialized in recreating hits, and an artist who specialized in recreating them.
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 Little Richard: Biography
One of the original rock and roll greats, Little Richard merged the fire of gospel with New Orleans RandB, pounding the piano and wailing with gleeful abandon.
Richard's unforgettable appearances in early rock and roll movies, especially The Girl Can't Help It, also did a lot to spread the rock and roll gospel to the masses.
Richard was at the height of his commercial and artistic powers when he suddenly quit the business during an Australian tour in late 1957, enrolling in a Bible college in
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 Little Richard
Richard Wayne Penniman was born December 5, 1932 one of twelve children.
Richard had an infectious, hyperactive personality that was contagious and made him popular, but also got him into trouble and his homosexuality didn't help matters and he left home to dance to draw customer in a traveling medicine.
Little Richard enjoyed a renewed popularity with the rock and roll revivals in the late '60s.
www.history-of-rock.com /richard.htm   (1057 words)

  
 DVD Verdict Review - Little Richard
I like Little Richard; he's one of those people so exuberant and energetic, that I'm sure it would be immensely entertaining to meet him in person.
While they did their best to give you a picture of where Little Richard came from and how it influenced his musical career, it's nothing more than a superficial account of some of the major high points of his life.
At least Richard had the love of his mother and brothers to draw from, especially in the face of the appalling murder of his father.
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 MusicDish Industry e-Journal
Little Richard is a hard act to follow - at his spry, quick 71 years he's had time to work out all the kinks, and he s a fabulous mix of keen punch, down-home banter, and whack-a-mole dithering.
Little Richard's message to young musicians is simple, sensible, and repeated, often in rhyme: learn how to play, and no excuses; learn how to run your business, and no excuses; fill your art with soul.
Richard is full of stories, and we're treated to memories of Jimi Hendrix when he was still a bluesman, of the Beatles when they were first trying to break in America, of the Rolling Stones when they were sleeping in the van.
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 Little Richard News
Musical legends Little Richard, Huey Lewis and the News and even James Brown are just some of the stars to grace the stage in the coming...
A long time ago, Little Richard told Moose Zonjic, leader of the band Moose and Da Sharks, that rhythm and blues had a baby and it's called rock and roll.
Little Richard, one of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, will headline the two-day 34th annual San Francisco Blues Festival, whose first day will be devoted to the music of New Orleans.
www.topix.net /who/little-richard   (746 words)

  
 RAB Hall of Fame: Little Richard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Richard Wayne Penniman was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Macon, Ga. He was one of 12 children who grew up in a Seventh Day Adventist family.
Little Richard even appeared in early rock movies such as 1956's "Don't Knock the Rock" and "The Girl Can't Help It" as well as "Mister Rock and Roll" (1957).
Richard began appearing on charity compilations and guesting on songs for other acts, such as Living Colour's "Elvis Is Dead." Richard became one of the first 10 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
www.rockabillyhall.com /LittleRichard.html   (1627 words)

  
 LivinBlues- Little Richard
Richard Wayne Penniman was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Macon, Ga. He was one of 12 children who grew up in a 7th Day Adventist family.
Richard sent a demo tape to Specialty Records, out of LA. The song, 'Tutti Frutti', was a success and led to a run of many Rock n' Roll smash hit songs.
Little Richard became one of the first 10 inductees into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/littlerichard.asp   (529 words)

  
 Little Richard - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: One of the original rock & roll greats, Little Richard merged the fire of gospel with New Orleans R&B, pounding the piano and wailing with gleeful abandon.
By 1962, though, Richard had returned to rock & roll, touring Britain to an enthusiastic reception.
At this point it's safe to assume that he never will get that much-hungered-for comeback hit, but he remains one of rock & roll's most colorful icons, still capable of turning on the charm and charisma in his infrequent appearances in the limelight.
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 Amazon.com: Little Richard: DVD: Leon,Jenifer Lewis,Carl Lumbly,Tamala Jones,Mel Jackson,Garrett Morris,Anthony ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Richard Penniman (better known as Little Richard) depicted in this 2000 film was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character, not to mention a vital figure in pop music history--perhaps even "the architect of rock & roll," as he's called here.
Sure, it's a bit heavy on the melodrama, especially Richard's volatile relationship with his demanding father, and light on the music ("Tutti Frutti," "Lucille," and Richard's other hits are heard, with Leon lip-syncing to the original recordings, but there's no clue as to how Richard actually forged his style), but hey, that's TV for you.
Little Richard had been talking about a movie of his life as far back as 1962.
www.amazon.com /Little-Richard-Robert-Townsend/dp/B00006JMPU   (1700 words)

  
 Deep Purple List Home Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hello and welcome to a page destined to change your life if you have not yet heard or appreciated one Richard Penniman, better known as "Little Richard." He is properly filed in all rock and roll-related musical categories because he invented, created, emancipated, and propagated every one of them all.
Little Richard invented everything and more in Rock and Roll, he just couldn't record it all at one sitting, so he did the best stuff first and let everyone develop what came along after that.
Little Richard is the Moses of Metal, the Harbinger of Hard Rock, the Boss of the Blues, the Ultra-high Poobah of all things rockandrollical.
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 Little Richard - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If you're Little Richard, and are going to sue my ass, drop me a line at...
Little Richard has been credited by James Brown, who called Little Richard his...
Little Richard enjoyed a renewed popularity with the rock and roll revivals in...
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 Amazon.com: The Essential: Music: Little Richard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Little Richard is known for his high impact, energetic performances of "Tutti Fruiti," "Good Golly, Miss Molly," and "Long Tall Sally." Among others, the Beatles covered "Long Tall Sally" in 1964.
I saw Little Richard live when I was twenty, and watched him in amazement for forty-five minutes.
You've got Little Richard pounding away at his piano and singing in his own inimitable style, a great sax player who sounds like he might blow out a lung at any moment and a drummer who provides the steady rockin' beat to Richard's anarchic style of rock!
www.amazon.com /Essential-Little-Richard/dp/B000000QL0   (1182 words)

  
 Tutti Frutti by Little Richard Songfacts
Long before Richard recorded this, he performed it at his shows as "Tutti Frutti, Loose Booty." It was a very raucous and sexual song and was considered too suggestive for white audiences, so it was cleaned up considerably when he recorded it.
This was Little Richard's first success after cutting flops for RCA and Peacock Records.
, little river, SC The original line in the song was "A wop bop a lu bop, a good Goddamn!" This was, of course, before the lyrics were modified for white America.
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 Little Richard
By 1968, Little Richard had sold more than 32 million records internationally.
Richard Wayne Penniman was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, the third of 12 children, and began singing in his local church as a youn- gster.
Little Richard took time out to talk to us during his current tour.
www.vk.kiev.ua /rock/rockabilly/lrichard/lrichard.html   (1493 words)

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