Born Richard Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932, Little Richard was a pioneer in the Rock and R&B music scenes. Some of the greatest musicians of all time -- Bob Dylan, Sam Cook, James Brown, Otis Redding, just to name a few -- have praised Little Richard as being a major influence in their own musical genres and careers:
For decades, Macon GA has been a major influence on music -- A Central Georgia melting pot of rock 'n' roll, soul, Southern Rock, legendary bands & unforgettable artists. With ground-breaking sounds from Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, paired with unique incubators like Capricorn Records, this tiny Central City was destined for musical success.
To celebrate all these amazing people and sounds, we've put together some of our favorite homegrown musical legends and tunes mentioning our beloved town into a Spotify playlist. Enjoy songs by Macon's biggest stars and shoutouts from other legends who were impacted by "The Vatican of Music."