Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
After top ten R&B hits with Honest I Do and I'm Gonna Get You Baby, Jimmy Reed entered Billboard's R&B chart for 5 January 1959 with I Told You Baby.
The 1960s were in their dying days when Little Milton made another entry on Billboard's soul singles chart on 27 December 1969 with If Walls Could Talk.
Hank's posthumous country No. 1 of 1953 got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
Not only was he present at the birth of rock’n’roll, but his ability to straddle R&B and pop led to staggering success, hear the best Fats Domino songs.
John Lennon's solo recordings sound as fresh and as innovative today as they did when they first came out, here are 20 of the best John Lennon songs.
On 7 September 1968, Fats Domino's cover version of The Beatles' Lady Madonna became his last ever hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
On 19 August 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of 4 August 1958.
A soulful trip to 'Land Of 1,000 Dances,' courtesy of Wilson Pickett and many others.
On a hot summer’s night on 12 July 1962 at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig.
Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more covered Hank's 'You Win Again.'
Bartholomew helped shape the sound of R&B with his recording, writing and production for so many Crescent City artists.