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December 9, 1999 | JONATHAN LEVI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If, on a winter's night, the car radio tuned to classic rock, you've ever wondered who played the piccolo trumpet solo on "Penny Lane" or what regular life was like for the cellist on "Yesterday' or whether the recorder player on "Ruby Tuesday" also opened "Stairway to Heaven," then the publication of Tony Scherman's "Backbeat: Earl Palmer's Story" may put a bop in your lop bam boom. Even if Palmer's name doesn't ring a bell, his backbeat will.
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April 27, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to know the secret of the drummer who's played on more rock, pop, R&B and blues hits than any other? Learn to dance. Earl Palmer, among the first batch of key musicians of the rock era inducted last month into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a new Sidemen category, is widely cited as the most recorded drummer in rock history. He started in New Orleans playing jazz.
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July 16, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times.
Sitting straight-backed at his dark green set of Remo drums, Earl Palmer led his trio through a crisp-tempo version of "My Shining Hour." The occasion was a recent Tuesday at Chadney's in Burbank, where Palmer is host at a weekly, by-invitation-only jam session for instrumentalists. The other two in the trio were the redoubtable pianist Gildo Mahones and the equally protean bassist Andy Simpkins. "It's fun," Palmer said.
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December 9, 1999 | JONATHAN LEVI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If, on a winter's night, the car radio tuned to classic rock, you've ever wondered who played the piccolo trumpet solo on "Penny Lane" or what regular life was like for the cellist on "Yesterday' or whether the recorder player on "Ruby Tuesday" also opened "Stairway to Heaven," then the publication of Tony Scherman's "Backbeat: Earl Palmer's Story" may put a bop in your lop bam boom. Even if Palmer's name doesn't ring a bell, his backbeat will.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
If you just check the song titles on the first volume in the latest Rhino Records compilation series, it's easy to assume that it's the start of yet another collection of rock oldies. Except for the absence of Elvis Presley (licensing problems), the album lineup reads like a Hall of Fame salute--from Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" to Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Fats Domino's "The Fat Man." But there is another level to the album and the series.
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May 8, 1997 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was with a mixture of awe, consternation and relief that guitarist Scott Henderson reported on his latest European tour with Tribal Tech, the jazz/fusion band he co-leads with bassist Gary Willis. "Man, we did 24 nights in a row, playing in seven different countries," Henderson said from his home in Highland Park. "I wish we'd had a couple of nights off. After a while, you get tired of hearing yourself, but you don't have a choice about stopping.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to know the secret of the drummer who's played on more rock, pop, R&B and blues hits than any other? Learn to dance. Earl Palmer, among the first batch of key musicians of the rock era inducted last month into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a new Sidemen category, is widely cited as the most recorded drummer in rock history. He started in New Orleans playing jazz.
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December 28, 2000
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May 8, 1997 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was with a mixture of awe, consternation and relief that guitarist Scott Henderson reported on his latest European tour with Tribal Tech, the jazz/fusion band he co-leads with bassist Gary Willis. "Man, we did 24 nights in a row, playing in seven different countries," Henderson said from his home in Highland Park. "I wish we'd had a couple of nights off. After a while, you get tired of hearing yourself, but you don't have a choice about stopping.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
If you just check the song titles on the first volume in the latest Rhino Records compilation series, it's easy to assume that it's the start of yet another collection of rock oldies. Except for the absence of Elvis Presley (licensing problems), the album lineup reads like a Hall of Fame salute--from Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" to Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Fats Domino's "The Fat Man." But there is another level to the album and the series.
NEWS
July 16, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times.
Sitting straight-backed at his dark green set of Remo drums, Earl Palmer led his trio through a crisp-tempo version of "My Shining Hour." The occasion was a recent Tuesday at Chadney's in Burbank, where Palmer is host at a weekly, by-invitation-only jam session for instrumentalists. The other two in the trio were the redoubtable pianist Gildo Mahones and the equally protean bassist Andy Simpkins. "It's fun," Palmer said.
NEWS
July 2, 1999
BENEFIT A portion of all Bloomingdale's store credit card sales today will benefit the Healing Fund for Columbine High School. OH, MICKEY! Monday is the last day to place a bid on memorabilia from "The Mickey Mouse Club." Point your browser to http://www.collectible.com. VIVA BURBANK! Big bands, community fun and fireworks: Party Like It's 1999 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Burbank's Starlight Bowl. Tickets: (818) 525-3721. BEAT IT Legendary drummer Earl Palmer is a regular performer 8 p.m.
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October 14, 1990
ODD COUPLES: Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker--in the same studio? On the same song ? Yes--the brash big-city blues legend and the reclusive jazz wizard are just part of the extraordinary band who got together to record the soundtrack for "The Hot Spot," Dennis Hopper's upcoming film noir starring Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen.
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