Happy Birthday to Richard Wayne Penniman. (December 5, 1932) Professionally known as Little Richard, he is a #musician , #singer , #actor , #comedian , and #songwriter . An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the #mid50s , when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for #rockandroll . His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including #soul and #funk . Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from #rock to #hiphop ; his music helped shape #rhythmandblues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music. Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the #rockandrollhalloffame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the #songwritershalloffame . He is the recipient of a #lifetimeachievementaward from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rythym and Blues Foundation. Little Richard's #tuttifrutti (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music." In 2015, the National Museum of African American Music honored Little Richard with a #rhapsodyandrhythmaward for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly.
Happy Birthday #littlerichard ! Rock On 🤘!
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