Discussion in 'Home Theater Lounge' started by Carl V, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    The legendary rock and roll singer Fats Domino died at age 89, he born in 1928, 26Feb1928-24Oct2017.

    Fats name was Antoine Domino, his daughter Karen Domino-White said he died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Fats was an American pianist, singer and songwriter, at one moment his biggest rival was Elvis Presley. Married to Rosemary Domino since 1948, he had 13 children

    He hit the top 10 hit charts ten times during the latter half of the 1950s. His biggest hits include "Blueberry Hill" and "Is not That a Shame." Five of his singles released before 1955 sold over one million copies and earned him gold records.

    He was born and raised in New Orleans and adopted a musical style based on traditional rhythms and blues. Fats pioneered rock & roll and sang along with saxophones, basses, piano, electric guitar and drums. Fats was among the first homeage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

    The following year he won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.
  2. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Fats got some help with his medical bills a decade ago with the release of Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino.

  3. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    The first recognized rock and roll recording (although Sister Rosetta Tharp recorded a very similar sound four years earlier):

  5. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Still have Blueberry Hill on 45! I'll never forget the fat man!
  6. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    My aunt had the 78 that they played on a old HMV player that looked like the one on HMV label.


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