He was a Jazz guy before there was Rock and Roll, but oh, did he rock and roll. Earl Palmer, drummer for too many hits to mention here, is dead at 84. I had interviewed several members of The Wrecking Crew, and they all mentioned how important he was to the scene, it’s just a shame for logistic reasons that he wasn’t in the documentary. I’m including CNN’s obit, as well as a couple more. 
And here is the NEW YORK TIMES obit