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Dave Bartholomew
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Bartholomew in 1977
Background information
Birth nameDavis Bartholomew
Also known asDavid Louis Bartholomew
Born(1918-12-24)December 24, 1918
Edgard, Louisiana, United States
DiedJune 23, 2019(2019-06-23) (aged 100)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GenresRhythm and blues, big band, swing, rock and roll, Dixieland
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, composer, arranger
InstrumentsTrumpet, tuba
Years active1936 – 2019
LabelsDe Luxe, Imperial, Broadmoor
Associated actsFats Domino

David Louis Bartholomew (December 24, 1918 – June 23, 2019) was an American Hall of Fame rock and roll musician, bandleader, composer, arranger and record producer. His career was based in New Orleans.

He was known for his partnership with Fats Domino. Their best known songs were "Goin' Home" and "Ain't That a Shame".[1]

Bartholomew's other hit songs as a composer include "I Hear You Knocking", "Blue Monday", "I'm Walkin'", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "One Night". He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.[2]

Bartholomew died on June 23, 2019 in New Orleans of heart failure at the age of 100.[3]


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