Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman)) is a singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor. He was a key pioneer in the transition from rhythm and
blues to rock and roll in the 1950s. Richard began performing on stage on the road
in 1945 while in his early teens. His recording career began in October of 1951 and defined the dynamic sound of rock.
"Lucille" (1957) was one of Little Richard’s international hits.