Little Richard, 1932-

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Musician Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia. He began singing Gospel music in church and sent demo to Specialty Records, owned by Lloyd Prince before recording his big hit "Tutti Fruitti" in 1955.
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referencedIn Concord Music Group,. Specialty Records Collection, 1947-1994, undated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Gelman, Anita. Anita Gelman Collection, 1970s-1980s. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Parker, Charles B.,. Bluefield Auditorium Posters, 1956-1958. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Fountain, Pauline,. Ray Topping Papers, 1943-2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
creatorOf Grillo, Rudy. Rudy Grillo sound recordings, 1970-1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Education and Housing Equity Project (Minneapolis, Minn.). Project records, 1990-2000 (bulk 1996-1999). Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Petryszyn, Steve,. Steve Petryszyn Collection, 1950-2000, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
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associatedWith Education and Housing Equity Project (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Gelman, Anita. person
associatedWith Grillo, Rudy. person
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Macon GA US
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Birth 1932-12-25

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