The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


2010: Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew

Walking to New Orleans:

The Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew

is proud to present the 15th Annual American Music Masters® series


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)  honored 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.  This marked the first time that two individuals are being honored for the Museum’s signature series.

Week of Events: November 8 - 13

We featured lectures, interviews, a professional development workshop and films during the week culminating on Saturday, November 13 with a conference at Case Western Reserve University and a tribute concert at the Palace Theatre in PlayhouseSquare.

 

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Tribute Concert on Saturday, November 13 

 Artists included:

  • American Music Masters honoree Dave Bartholomew [Inducted 1991]
  • Lloyd Price [Inducted 1998]
  • Dr. John and The Lower 9-11
  • Theresa Andersson
  • The Dixie Cups
  • Robert Parker 
  • The Rebirth Brass Band
  • Irma Thomas
  • Toots and the Maytals
  • Emcee Wendell Pierce

Click HERE to learn more about this year's tribute concert artists.

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the Rebirth Brass Band Concert on Friday, November 12

An extraordinary Friday show at the Cleveland House of Blues at 8pm on Friday featured these talented co-headliners straight from New Orleans.

See photos from the show below!

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Conference on Saturday, November 13 at Case Western Reserve University

Participants included:

  • Hall of Fame Inductees Dave Bartholomew and Lloyd Price
  • long-time collaborators of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew including musicians Billy Diamond, Herb Hardesty, Ernest McLean, and songwriter/producer Eddie Ray
  • Key historians of New Orleans music Domino biographer Rick Coleman, John Broven, Jason Berry and Jeff Hannusch
  • Dr. Ike of Ponderosa Stomp
  • Writer and director Daniel Wolff

See photos and video from the conference here

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Listen, Watch and Learn About Our Honorees

Click on the icons below to learn more about Fats and Dave

                                                                                          

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Fats & Dave Exhibit at the Museum

In conjunction with the American Music Masters program, the Museum opened a small exhibit in September featuring Bartholomew’s trumpet, some handwritten musical scores to such songs as “Blueberry Hill” and “Walking to New Orleans” and one of Domino’s shirts. 



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It's a great feeling and honor to be recognized at this point in my life. I look at it this way, better sooner than later...at the age of 89, almost 90, I look back at my career and I think about the people before us and the people that followed in our footsteps. I think we had a helluva ride and I thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for recognizing our catalog and our place in music history.
- Dave Bartholomew, 2010
I am deeply appreciative and grateful to receive this prestigious honor. It is humbling to be acknowledged among such an elite group of artists.
- Fats Domino, 2010
One time we used to set the pace for the world.
- Dave Bartholomew