To all dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers, join us in celebrating the Birthday of Earl Cyril Palmer today 10/25/1924.
A tap dancer at childhood turned drummer, Earl started his career at five on the Black Vaudeville circuit.
As the most recorded drummer in history, Earl played on countless 50’s rock’ n roll hits for Little Richard, Ray Charles and Fats Domino – as well as many all-time classics like Sam Cook’s Shake & Twistin’ the Night Away, the Righteous Brothers’ You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, Richie Valen’s LaBamba, Eddie Cochran’s Summertime Blues – as well as TV themes from 77 Sunset Strip to the Brady Bunch – and film scores for Quincy Jones. Also Tom Waits’ 1978 album Blue Valentine.
“His list of credits read like a Who’s Who of American popular music of the last 60 years”. A Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Please share it with your friends. Enjoy this video about Earl’s Bio – The most recorded drummer in history – with Mitch Woods, briefly reviewing the career of the legendary New Orleans tap Dancer.