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Earl Palmer (I) (1924–2008)

Earl Palmer was born on October 25, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Earl Cyril Palmer. He was an actor, known for Pretty Woman (1990), Cry-Baby (1990) and The Wrecking Crew! (2008). He was married to Jeline Palmer. He died on September 19, 2008 in Banning, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Wrecking Crew!
Once Older Jolly Rollins


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 2005 War Crimes (Video)
 2000/I Once (Short)
Older Jolly Rollins
 1990 The Two Jakes
Green Parrot Band
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Nightclub Musician
- The See-Paris-And-Die Affair (1965) ... Nightclub Musician (as The Gallants)
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 2011 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Freedom Riders (2011) ... ("I'm On My Way")
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary) (performer: "Rip It Up", "I'm Ready")
 1990 Cry-Baby (writer: "The Flirt")
 1990 Pretty Woman (performer: "Five for Louie")
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 1972 Buck and the Preacher (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1968 Bullitt (musician - uncredited)
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 2008 Kings of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Drummer, 1950-57
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary)
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary)
 2005 Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Drummer
- The Gospel Highway (2005) ... Himself
- The Birth of Soul (2005) ... Himself - Drummer

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Other Works:

Single: Played drums on "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee (Liberty Records). See more »

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4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Gallants

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He was a well-known session drummer who worked with many soloists and groups, including The Righteous Brothers, Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner and The Monkees. See more »

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