Rock Pioneer, Dave Bartholomew, Dies At 100
Bandleader, producer, and composer, Dave Bartholemew died at the age of 100. Bartholomew produced and co-wrote several chart-topping hits with fellow New Orleans native Fats Domino, including “Ain’t That A Shame,” “I’m Walkin’,” and “Let The Four Winds Blow,” as well as songs recorded and performed by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Barry and others.
Bartholomew also handled brass arrangemenents for Domino’s hits “Blueberry Hill” and “My Blue Heaven.” He wrote Chuck Berry’s hit “My Ding-A-Ling, Dr. John’s “Blue Monday,” which was also recorded by Buddy Holly, and “Witchcraft,” a hit by the Spiders and later recorded by Elvis.
Bartholomew was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and he’s also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.