Tutti Fruiti – Earl Palmer

January 14, 2011

Earl Palmer, one of the most recorded drummers in history. Hailing from New Orleans, the city that gave birth the the modern drums we know today. Palmer played with an assortment of rock n roll’s earliest legends. Giving birth to rock and roll before it was known as rock and roll. Tutti Fruiti launched Little Richard into the history books. Earl drove Little Richard’s frantic high energy piano home. Elvis covered Tutti Fruiti a short time later. The rest is history.



  1. Earl Palmer was a great drummer, but that is not him in the video. That is Charles Connor, the drummer with Little Richard’s touring band “The Upsetters”. Mr. Connor was known for resting his elbows on his legs when playing the drums!

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