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Earl Palmer

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April 01, 2010 "For Earl...Little Richard and
many more entertainers were
enhanced by the sound of
your drums.


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California"
January 27, 2010 "To The Palmer Family: I am so sorry he is no longer here with us, but do know that he is still here with us in spirit. I pray that you all will be comforted by these words:

Try to remember that a GOOD man never dies; You will see him many times.
You will feel him in all things that are here out of love, and for love.
The person of a man may leave or be taken away, but the best part of a GOOD man stays. It stays FOREVER!" - Barbara Ann King (Sierra Vista, AZ)
November 21, 2009 "I miss you so much. I love you Daddy." - Shelly Palmer (Topanga, CA)
November 23, 2008 "Earl I will miss you thank you for being a friend since 1966 and one of our great drummers. I can't say enough about you but I know that you'll show them up there were the man sits and I'm sorry for the slate being too loud, I will miss you." - angel BALESTIER (CANOGA PARK, CA)
October 19, 2008 "Earl, you were always the greatest drummer on every recording you did and a terrific father, and wonderful friend to all of us in the studios too! I loved every minute of recording with you, being around you, your humor, your family too, your graciousness and tact, your care and yes even the short brother-sister spats too - I learned so MUCH from you all with good humor.

Your kids, all 7 of them are the BEST too - good did great on ALL scores, and I miss you so much as others do too. Your contribution to the music business, starting the great drum styles you did, rock, funk, and fine taste in Jazz as well as Pop music can never be duplicated.

When you played, you created arrangements around each tune and singer and made us all sound good. You once told me "drummers usually have good ears, they're constantly listening" - well you didn't miss a thing that's for sure. I don't know how powerful you played day and night in the studio work for all those years, but you sure did!

It's our loss here - I you're making Heaven a better place with your presence, you're the best in our ol' world, God Rest, you my friend since 1957, and fellow musician, thanks for being YOU, love, Carol Kaye Always in my heart." - Carol Kaye (Valencia, CA)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and...
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