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25th November
2012
written by Matt The Cat

Earl “Speedo” Carroll

It is with much sadness that I report that rhythm & blues vocal group legend Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs and Coasters died this morning (November 25, 2012), a little over 3 weeks after his 75th birthday.  I had the sincere privilege of interviewing Earl on my “Night Prowl” radio program on his 70th birthday, November 1, 2007.  He was one of the sweetest and most humble guests that I ever had on the show.  I’ve thought of Earl and our 2 hours together many times since that day and was very shocked and saddened to learn of his death today.  I will remember him always. 

Below is our complete interview.  I would like you to enjoy Earl’s humor and kindness as much as I did for that brief period.  He fronted one of the ppioneering R&B vocal groups, The Cadillacs and was a longtime member of the legendary Coasters as well.  Earl “Speedo” Carroll was rock n’ roll and it is my hope that he will always be remembered as the star that he was.  Thanks for all the wonderful music you gave us, Earl.  And now as you head “Down The Road” to your next gig, may you be at peace.

-Matt The Cat

 
icon for podpress  Earl Carroll Interview With Matt The Cat Part 1 [13:33m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
icon for podpress  Earl Carroll Interview With Matt The Cat Part 2 [13:48m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
icon for podpress  Earl Carroll Interview With Matt The Cat Part 3 [9:39m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
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