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Monday, September 22, 2008

Earl Palmer RIP

From Bob Corritorie

September 21, 2008

  • RIP Earl Palmer 10/25/1924-9/19/2008: Legendary New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer passed away on Friday. He was 83. Earl Palmer was simply one of the greatest drummers of all time. He created a number of distinctive beats and drum accents that became synonymous with the early sound. of Rock 'N Roll. Can you imagine Little Richard's "Keep A-Knockin'" or Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'" without Earl Palmer's catchy beat? His session credits from both New Orleans and his later home of Los Angeles read like the greatest hits of all music, but his contributions to early Rock 'N Roll are perhaps his most influential. To read the LA Times obituary, which contains a beautifully written biographical overview of Earl Palmer's amazing musical life and achievements, click here. Thank you, Earl Palmer, for the grooves!

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