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Dave Bartholomew Obituary

Dave Bartholomew (Getty/Erika Goldring)
Dave Bartholomew (Getty/Erika Goldring)
Dave Bartholomew was one of the architects of rock and roll, partnering with Fats Domino on early rock classics including co-writing “Ain’t That a Shame.” The New Orleans trumpeter, band leader, producer, songwriter, and arranger was involved in many iconic songs including “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Blueberry Hill,” “I’m Walking,” and “I Hear You Knocking.” Bartholomew was band leader for one of New Orleans premier R&B bands when he became an A&R man for Imperial Records. At Imperial, he brought in Fats Domino, working with him on combining R&B with big band, jazz, and country to create early rock and roll. Bartholomew was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Published online on June 23, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
Dave Bartholomew was one of the architects of rock and roll, partnering with Fats Domino on early rock classics including co-writing "Ain't That a Shame." For full obituary and coverage from... Read Obituary
Published online on June 25, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
Dave passed away in June 2019. Dave was a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of passing. Read Obituary

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