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2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Earl Palmer

Earl Palmer

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  • Year:
    2000
  • Inducted by:
    Mike Stoller
  • Category:
    Award for Musical Excellence
Earl Palmer

Hall of Fame Essay

2000

Max Weinberg

Go to New Orleans if you want to hear hot  drumming. 

Like the gunslingers of the Old West, the Gulfport drummers are legendary. And one of the best is Earl Palmer. 

For his drumming on such classic hits as Fats Domino’s “The Fat Man,” “I’m Walkin’ ” and “Blueberry Hill,” Lloyd  Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and Little Richard’s “Lucille,” “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Rip It Up,” Earl Palmer is renowned in the history of New Orleans rock & roll.

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