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Macon Students Wish Little Richard Happy Birthday

The students of Vineville Academy wanted to do something special for Macon native "Little Richard" Penniman whose 80th birthday was Wednesday.

An arts-focused school just a few blocks from Little Richard's childhood home in Pleasant Hill, students there collaborated on a video featuring a special message and dance performance for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

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That video has been sent to Little Richard, says Ben Sandifer, who spearheaded an effort to send birthday wishes from around Macon to the "Architect of Rock n' Roll." 

The cards and other messages were collected at The Cottages on Wesleyan and The Gables at Wolf Creek. 

Sandifer says Little Richard "has always represented Macon, his hometown, well, and now we want Macon to wish him well on his milestone birthday." 

You can view the Vineville Academy video below. 


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