Soundtrack | Actor | Music Department
He was one of the greatest musical influences on Paul McCartney and David Bowie. According to producer Nile Rodgers, Richard was the initial inspiration for Bowie's biggest ever album, "Let's Dance" (1983).
[on Elvis Presley] He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music.
Frequently and humorously tells audiences (or anyone in earshot) to "SHUT UP!"
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
Richard Wayne Penniman
Macon, Georgia, USA
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