Rock and Roll Night School: A Spotlight on Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew

Monday, November 8: 7 p.m.

Rock Hall educators Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will examine the careers of Inductees Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew – one of the greatest partnerships in the history of rock and roll—and their contribution to the birth of rock and roll.   This evening takes us from the early days when Dave Bartholomew heard Fats Domino playing in Billy Diamond’s band at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans, to the string of influential recordings they wrote and recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio on the corner of Rampart and Dumaine starting in 1949 (including “The Fat Man,” “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Blue Monday,” and “I’m Walkin”). We will also explore how their music drew both black and white fans and pushed at the boundaries of racial segregation.

This event is free with a reservation. Email or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.

Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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