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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fats Domino, the genial, good-natured symbol of the dawn of rock and roll and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame," died Tuesday at the age of 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish coroner's office in Louisiana, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. A contemporary of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, Domino was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was reportedly only second to Presley in record sales thanks to a titanic string of 11 top 10 hits between 1955 and 1960.

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Ain't that a shame.
What a talent.
RIP

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-25 11:55 AM | Reply

Obligatory...

www.youtube.com

Sorry 'bout that Fats.

He was from a French Creole family in N' Awleans. Elvis cited him as an inspiration, recording Blueberry Hill a year after Fat's version sold over 5 million copies world-wide in 1956.

"Domino was present in the audience of 2,200 people at Elvis Presley's first concert at the Las Vegas Hilton on July 31, 1969. At a press conference after the show, when a journalist referred to Presley as "The King", Presley gestured toward Domino, who was taking in the scene.

"No," Presley said, "that's the real king of rock and roll."

John Lennon covered Domino's composition "Ain't That a Shame" on his 1975 album Rock 'n' Roll, his tribute to the musicians who had influenced him."

en.wikipedia.org

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-25 12:17 PM | Reply

The last time I saw Fats was the last time he "attempted" to play Jazzfest in New Orleans. He got sick and came out on the stage to talk to the crowd and wave bye as he was taken away to the hospital. When I lived in New Orleans I used to ride my bike through the 9th Ward and pass by his house.

He will be greatly missed - a Louisiana legend for sure...

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-10-25 12:23 PM | Reply

Where is Blueberry Hill? Is it a real place. Would he be buried there?

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-25 12:44 PM | Reply

It was a song written in the 1940's by other songwriters... recorded by 6 different artists initially and dozens since. There's a Blueberry Hill in FL near The Villages, one in Texas, and several others around the country.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-25 12:58 PM | Reply

Goin home tonight and dancing the Twist again, with my Sweetie, like we did last Summer.

RIP Fats.

Who came first? Fats Domino, or Chubby Checker?

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-25 01:27 PM | Reply

Who came first? Fats Domino, or Chubby Checker?

Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-25 01:27 PM | Reply

Their dads

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-25 01:51 PM | Reply

We lost Fats Domino but we still have Slim Pizza Hut.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-25 01:58 PM | Reply

What?? I thought the dude was dead like 20 years ago.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-25 02:31 PM | Reply

Fats Domino may be dead, but we still have Slim Pizza Hut.

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-25 02:33 PM | Reply

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#3

*Groan*

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-25 02:34 PM | Reply

*Groan* - #4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-25 02:34 PM

I'm here all week.

Try the veal.

And don't forget to tip your waiter.

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-25 02:37 PM | Reply

FF for Hans.
And super-size it.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-25 04:09 PM | Reply

Blue Wednesday. RIP, Fat Man.

#15 | Posted by squinch at 2017-10-25 06:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He was truly one of the greatest RIP

#16 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-10-25 09:05 PM | Reply

People like Fats remind me of the wonders of the world - a respite from the evil in the world.

All Blessings to you Mr. Domino.

RIP

#17 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2017-10-26 03:33 PM | Reply

What a voice... and talent.

He WAS Mr. Rock 'n Roll.

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-10-27 12:11 PM | Reply

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