Little Richard was born on December 5th, 1932 in Macon, GA. His songs “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “Lucille,” “Rip It Up,” and others help black R&B cross over into the Pop singles charts in the 1950s by way of rock ‘n’ roll. As such, Richard helped to break down the barriers of racial segregation in the mid-1950s and paved the way for the global spread of African American music throughout the twentieth century.