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Little Richard (<i>born</i> 1932), rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, pianist

David Brackett

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Macon, GA, 5 Dec 1932). American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and pianist. His early influences were gospel music, Louis Jordan and other jump blues and urban blues artists of the late 1940s. After making several unsuccessful recordings in the early 1950s, he recorded Tutti Frutti in September 1955, which was a success in both the rhythm and blues and the pop charts. Although part of the first wave

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