Miami Sound Machine: 16 Best Musical Guest Stars on 'Miami Vice'

From the Godfather of Soul to the Nuge, here are the more memorable musical greats who graced the iconic Eighties cop show

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14. Little Richard ('Out Where The Buses Don't Run,' Season Two)

Rock-and-roll pioneer Little Richard had something of a renaissance in the mid Eighties, capped by his rollicking appearance as Otis Goodnight in 1986's Down and Out in Beverly Hills. But the "Tutti Frutti" singer made his acting debut a year earlier in this Miami Vice episode, playing a beachside evangelist of questionable validity. Though the role was brief, it was a timely one for Richard, who was returning to show business after quitting secular music for the ministry eight years earlier.

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