Little Richard

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Little Richard(real name: Wayne Penniman) (December 5, 1932) is an American pianist and rock 'n' roll musician, famous for hits as "Tutti Frutti", "Good Golly Miss Molly", "The Girl Can't Help It" and "Slippin' and Slidin".

"After I moved into Studio Z, Don Van Vliet came to visit. I made some recordings with him then which predated the Beefheart Magic Band. The group was called The Soots. Some of the songs were

Metal Man Has Won His Wings Cheryl's Canon and a cover version of the Little Richard song Slippin' and Slidin' (as if sung by the Howlin' Wolf)."

The liner notes of Wowie Zowie joke that "Little Richard says he likes it."

Composer of Directly From My Heart To You, later covered by Zappa on Weasels Ripped My Flesh.

At the funeral of Charles Brown Little Richard was among the honorary pallbearers.

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