Little Richard is 85 Years Old Today

by Norm Gregory on December 5, 2017

in Music, Twitter

On this date in 1932, a true rock and roll legend was born. Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman) from Macon, Georgia became one of the true innovators and architects of rock music and added a heavy dose of humor, flamboyance and fun to the mix. From his initial breakout in 1955 with his classic “Tutti Frutti,” Richard has been recognized as a true pioneer and trailblazer and has served as a catalyst for the genres of funk and soul along with being one of the true icons of rock and roll. His free spirit and panache helped to influence glam rock as well; David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Freddie Mercury all cited Little Richard as a huge influence as have countless others. Happy 85th to this truly original and influential rock and roll legend.

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