Little Richard

1932 - 2020

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Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), better known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, 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 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 10,783,735 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Little Richard is the 58th most popular singer (up from 122nd in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from United States (up from 806th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Singer.

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

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  • 60

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  • 3.21

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  • 5.21

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Among singers, Little Richard ranks 58 out of 3,541Before him are Joe Dassin, Marvin Gaye, Albano Carrisi, Art Garfunkel, Constanze Mozart, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Jennifer Lopez, José Carreras, Glen Campbell, Marianne Faithfull, The Notorious B.I.G., and Víctor Jara.

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Among people born in 1932, Little Richard ranks 22Before him are Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, and Fernando Botero. After him are Sylvia Plath, Víctor Jara, Roy Scheider, Camilo Cienfuegos, Miriam Makeba, and Ted Kennedy. Among people deceased in 2020, Little Richard ranks 18Before him are Ian Holm, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Parker, Pierre Cardin, Michel Piccoli, and Lucia Bosè. After him are Katherine Johnson, Stanley Cohen, Mary Higgins Clark, Qasem Soleimani, Lee Teng-hui, and Tabaré Vázquez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Little Richard ranks 404 out of 15,968Before him are Boris Johnson (1964), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Jeff Bridges (1949), Janet Leigh (1927), Thomas Wolfe (1900), and Sharon Stone (1958). After him are Doris Day (1922), Mike Tyson (1966), Richard Kiel (1939), Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), and Dianne Wiest (1946).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Little Richard ranks 26Before him are Stevie Wonder (1950), Kurt Cobain (1967), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Joe Dassin (1938), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Art Garfunkel (1941). After him are Jennifer Lopez (1969), Glen Campbell (1936), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), 50 Cent (1975), Billie Holiday (1915), and Florence Foster Jenkins (1868).

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