During the 1950s, parents were a little afraid of the developing rock ‘n’ roll scene. Little Richard did nothing to still those concerns.
His wild style made him one of the original wild men of rock ‘n’ roll. What was lost in his pumping piano and frenetic vocals was a sense of rhythm and structure.
“Tutti Frutti” was his first chart hit reaching number 17 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. It just roars out of the speakers and leaves you breathless. Released during late 1955, it was one of the songs that provided a foundation for the early rock ‘n’ roll sound.