Richard Wayne Penniman best known as Little Richard passed away on May 9th. Little Richard was born in 1932 in Georgia. He was the 3rd of 12 children. He got the name Lil’ Richard as a child because he was skinny and had a small frame. Richard struggled in school but got involved in music at a young age. He started performing and was given the name Little Richard while playing with Buster Brown’s Orchestra.
In 1986 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Richard was a huge influence on so many people and so many different cultures. He was a pioneer and an innovator. He will be missed in the music industry and will be missed around the world. Rest In Peace Little Richard. If you love the music of Little Richard, let us know AFTER THE JUMP!