In conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew at this year's 15th Annual American Music Masters series, the Museum is partnering the with the New Orleans Ponderosa Stomp this month.
On Friday, September 24th, the Rock Hall's Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will host the Third Annual American Music History Conference at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew, along with Jimi Espinoza, the original bassist of Thee Midniters, who ignited Chicano rock in 60's East L.A. with cruising anthems like "Whittier Blvd." Additionally, the Trashmen, the wild 60's Minnesotans behind the iconic rock song "Surfin' Bird" will be interviewed as well.
Without the talents of producer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew, the world would never have heard of a piano player named Fats – and that’s only scratching the edge of the tip of the iceberg for Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans’ premier architect of rock n’roll. With Stomp founder Dr. Ike and chronicler John Broven, Bartholomew shares his firsthand account of the dawn of the American rock and R&B sound.
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Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, a weeklong celebration, told the story of one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date.
Of the tribute, Berry said: "You can't get any higher."
RESOURCES: Learn more about this year's honoree.