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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)

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Biography

Macon, Georgia, USA
Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "Architect of Rock 'n' Roll", traveled in his early days with the legendary vaudeville star Spencer "Snake" Anthony. One of Richard's early bands had the young, then unknown singer James Brown (the Godfather of Soul), a fourteen-year-old keyboardist named Billy Preston, and the famous and legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. His first recording session took place at WGST in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; he was backed by a local band led by Billy Wright. Read more...

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Don't Knock the Rock 1956

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Mister Rock and Roll 1957

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Catalina Caper 1967

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33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee 1969

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Jimi Hendrix 1973

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My Kinda People 2003

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Mystery, Alaska 1999

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The Naked Truth 1992

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986

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A Capitol Fourth 2007

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Special Edna 2003

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The British Invasion 2014

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Full House 1987

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This Is Tom Jones 1969

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Columbo 1971

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Bustin' Loose 1987

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The Beatles Anthology 1995

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The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Arena 1975

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The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Soul Train 1971

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The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988

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Twist 1992

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