Little Richard

1932 - 2020

Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and 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 raspy shouted 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 9,180,191 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 121st most popular singer.

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  • 9.2M

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  • 62.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Little Richard ranks 121 out of 3,001Before him are Eros Ramazzotti, Georges Brassens, Šaban Šaulić, Yma Sumac, Ben E. King, and Sandra. After him are Ibrahim Ferrer, Bruce Dickinson, Feodor Chaliapin, Anastacia, Al Jarreau, and Roberto Carlos.

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Among people born in 1932, Little Richard ranks 50Before him are Louis Malle, Roy Scheider, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Zito, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Oliver E. Williamson. After him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Robert Vaughn, Robert Mundell, John Updike, Guillermo Mordillo, and David Scott. Among people deceased in 2020, Little Richard ranks 9Before him are Kirk Douglas, Max von Sydow, Krzysztof Penderecki, Albert Uderzo, Ian Holm, and Katherine Johnson. After him are Mary Higgins Clark, Philip Warren Anderson, Stirling Moss, Joel Schumacher, Kenny Rogers, and Clive Cussler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Richard ranks 806 out of 12,171Before him are Pete Seeger (1919), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Timothy Leary (1920), Thelonious Monk (1917), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), and Dizzy Gillespie (1917). After him are Maya Angelou (1928), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Robert Wagner (1930), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), C. Wright Mills (1916), and Kris Jenner (1955).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Richard ranks 43Before him are Bing Crosby (1903), Dolly Parton (1946), Donna Summer (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Diana Ross (1944), and Ben E. King (1938). After him are Anastacia (1968), Al Jarreau (1940), Art Garfunkel (1941), Gloria Gaynor (1947), Etta James (1938), and Suzi Quatro (1950).