RIP: Earl Palmer, Hall of Fame Drummer

From an article by the Associated Press:

Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin,'" has died. He was 84.

Palmer died Friday at his Los Angeles home after fighting a lengthy illness, his spokesman Kevin Sasaki said.

- Earl Palmer Wikipedia entry
- Earl Palmer MySpace (dedication page)
- The Associated Press article: "Hall of Fame drummer Earl Palmer dead at 84"
- YouTube video: Earl Palmer "Tipitina"
- YouTube video: Earl Palmer "Walkin"

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