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Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia, showman Little Richard would go on to anoint himself  "The Architect of Rock 'N Roll" -- a befitting title considering future greats like Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Michael Jackson would credit him as inspiration. Though the "Good Golly Miss Molly" singer vacillated between mainstream rock and roll and non-secular music throughout his career, his on-stage style has remained consistently over the top. Sequins? Always. Polyester? Of course. Fringe? Lots. 

While he has continued to perform live for many years now, later generations would see Little Richard's TV guest appearances on shows like "Full House," Fresh Prince of Belair, "Martin" and "Blossom." Incredibly, his penchant for the extravagant has never wavered. Little Richard hits the milestone year of 80 on Wednesday (December 5th), and we're celebrating his birthday the best way we know how -- with a tribute to his boldest style moments. »


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