Who was/is Earl Palmer ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more
Earl Palmer. Born in New Orleans in 1925, his career as a drummer literally spans the entire history of rock. As a child during the Thirties, he tap-danced on his parents' vaudeville shows and played toy drums in local street groups. Aftei leaving the .US Army in 1945, Palmer sought a new voca-tion in drumming and joined Dave Bartholomew's band which backed Fats Domino, Little Richard, Shirley and Lee and a host of other R&B artists on record sessions during the mid-Fifties.
Leaving New Orleans in 1957, Palmer wens to work as an A&R man for Aladdin in Los Angeles, bul soon reverted to session drumming for Larry Williams, Dor and Dewey, Bobby Vee, Eddie Cochran and countless others. He remains one of LA's foremost sessions musicians