There is obviously only one choice for today. Tutti Frutti was written by Little Richard and Dorothy LaBostrie and recorded in 1955, becoming Little Richard’s first major hit record. It reached No 2 in the American charts in early 1956 but was released in Britain only as the B-side of Long Tall Sally in 1957. In 2007 it was ranked No 1 on Mojo magazine’s ‘Top 100 Records that Changed the World’, and described as ‘the sound of the birth of rock and roll’.
Little Richard: Tutti Frutti