Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born this day in 1932. He's often referred to as the "Architect Of Rock & Roll" for the explosive foundation he laid out for the growing genre in the 50's. His influence can be felt on artists like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Prince, Jimi Hendrix (who played in Richard's band in the mid-60's), Elton John, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson and so many more. Take a look at some of his amazing career...
"Long Tall Sally/ Tutti Frutti"
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (w/ Jimi Hendrix)
"Good Golly Miss Molly"
"Keep A Knockin'"