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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honors Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew

Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew
Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will honor Antoine "Fats" Domino and Dave Bartholomew, one of the most important partnerships in the history of rock and roll music, during the 15th annual American Music Masters series in November.

» Check out Sally Young's blog posts and photos from this event on the WWOZ Blog! 

"Walking to New Orleans: the Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew" began Monday, November 8, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, and will feature lectures, interviews, films and other educational programs throughout the week. The series culminated on Saturday, November 13, with a conference at Case Western Reserve University and a tribute concert at the Palace Theater in PlayhouseSquare. Tribute concert artists include Dave Bartholomew, Lloyd Price, Dr. John and The Lower 911, Irma Thomas, Rebirth Brass Band, Robert Parker and more. 

In conjunction with the American Music Masters program, the Museum will open a small exhibit in September featuring Dave Bartholomew's trumpet, some handwritten musical scores to such songs as "Blueberry Hill" and "Walking to New Orleans" and one of Fats Domino's shirts. In addition, Rock Hall educators will visit New Orleans in September to participate in the Ponderosa Stomp music conference. 

For more information including videos, interactive timelines and song and reading lists, visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum online.

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