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Little Richard

1932 - 2020

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Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known professionally as Little Richard, was an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Described as the "Architect of Rock and Roll", Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and powerful raspy vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Little Richard has received more than 13,614,236 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Little Richard is the 137th most popular singer (down from 58th in 2019), the 885th most popular biography from United States (down from 404th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Singer.

Little Richard is most famous for his rock and roll music.

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  • 60

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  • 3.81

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  • 5.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Little Richard ranks 137 out of 3,528Before him are John Lee Hooker, Georges Brassens, Vicente Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, Thomas Anders, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. After him are Al Jarreau, Grace Jones, Suzi Quatro, Roberto Carlos, Mina, and Bruce Dickinson.

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Among people born in 1932, Little Richard ranks 48Before him are Louis Malle, Ryszard Kapuściński, John Searle, Vytautas Landsbergis, Oliver E. Williamson, and Stéphane Audran. After him are Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Stephen Covey, Sirikit, Robert Vaughn, Francis Lai, and Zito. Among people deceased in 2020, Little Richard ranks 40Before him are Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, Lee Kun-hee, Mary Higgins Clark, Dmitry Yazov, and Rob Rensenbrink. After him are George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, Christopher Tolkien, Kim Ki-duk, and Stirling Moss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Richard ranks 885 out of 18,182Before him are Thelonious Monk (1917), Phil Spector (1939), Ferid Murad (1936), John L. Hall (1934), Sinclair Lewis (1885), and Halle Berry (1966). After him are Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Al Jarreau (1940), Meg Ryan (1961), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Leon Festinger (1919), and Stephen Covey (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Richard ranks 48Before him are Marvin Gaye (1939), Harry Belafonte (1927), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Britney Spears (1981), John Lee Hooker (1917), and Kris Kristofferson (1936). After him are Al Jarreau (1940), Suzi Quatro (1950), Laura Branigan (1952), Billy Joel (1949), Otis Redding (1941), and Tony Bennett (1926).

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