Dave Bartholomew (1918 - 2019)

  • "Condolences from the Douroux family"
    - Earl & Lorraine Douroux
  • "To the family..... For your love one the song of life has..."
    - Eugenia Adams
  • "My prayers are with the family❤❤"
    - Donna Carraby
  • "Dave was the greatest musician during his era. He will be..."
    - Sharon Allen
  • "Thanks Dave, without your contribution to Walking To New..."
    - Roberta Grace
Obituary

Dave Bartholomew (Getty/Erika Goldring) Dave Bartholomew in the Music Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
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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