05/12/1932 American musician Little Richard is born
Little Richard - Documentary Segment
True Kings of Rock : Little Richard Episode 1 of 2
True King of Rock Little Richard part 2 of 2
Little Richard Interview with Bill Boggs
Little Richard on Tom Snyder (1997)
Music made by Richard W. Penniman played important role in the formation of popular music genres, including soul and funk. He was one of the biggest influential figures around the mid-1950s. His rhythm became the basis for the standard rock beat.