Richard Wayne Penniman

BY: Lauren Carpenter

Who is Richard Wayne Penniman?

Richard Wayne Penniman , known by his stage Little Richard is a American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been a influential figure in popular music for more than six decades.

When was he born?

He was born in December 5, 1932 in Maron, Georgia. He is now 81 years old.

Childhood Years

He has 11 siblings. He is the 3rd of 12 children. His father sold whiskey at his night clubs. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade. When he was 10 he started at gospel band " Tiny Tots Quartet"

His Carrer

His first recorded song was " Tutti Frutti " His biggest hit was " Long Tall Sally ". He was inducted into the Hall of Fame but was not able to come because of a recent car accident. He was called " The Georgia Peach"

How is he now?

He announced before his 81 birthday that he was retiring. His childhood home was moved to avoid construction. He now lives in Lynchburg, TN.