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jan 1, 1932 - Little Richard

Description:

Richard Wayne Penniman --> singer, songwriter, pianist
- rural upbringing in Macon, GA --> early experiences in Pentecostal church c Penniman Singers
- animated vocal and performing style --> combined boogie-woogie, gospel and blues
- appearance: pompadour, make-up, gaudy clothing --> raised the specter of cross-dressing and ambiguous sexuality when that was taboo

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Date:

jan 1, 1932
Now
~ 86 years ago
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