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Fats Domino (1928-2017)


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Wed, Oct 25


Fats Domino, who shaped the infancy of rock and roll with songs like Blueberry Hill, Ain’t That a Shame and I’m Walkin’, has died at 89, New Orleans' WWL-TV and the Associated Press report.



Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office, told the AP that the rock pioneer died Tuesday.



WWL-TV anchor Eric Paulson received word from the family early Wednesday morning confirming his death. His daughter said he was surrounded by family and friends and died peacefully.



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Reply #1 posted 10/25/17 8:18am

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Rest in peace! Is it bad that I thought he passed away already??? i thought he passed a long time ago, no one talks about him much. A legend!

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Reply #2 posted 10/25/17 8:53am

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Another legend falls and takes his signature sound with him but his legacy and works will live on forever. RIP.

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Reply #3 posted 10/25/17 9:03am

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Domino was born Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. in New Orleans and helped infuse that city’s barreling rhythms into the rock & roll mix.


Domino had his first pop mainstream smash in 1955 with “Ain’t It a Shame”, though as was so often the case then a watered-down version by a white singer – in this case, Pat Boone, who changed the title to “Ain’t That a Shame” – got more radio play.

Domino would go on to score nearly 40 Top 40 singles, and was one of the first 10 honorees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He remained a lifelong New Orleans resident – or thereabouts – surviving Hurricane Katrina but losing most of his memorabilia, gold and platinum records and pianos in the 2005 disaster.


Also lost was his National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton. President George W. Bush personally delivered its replacement.


One of the more familiar rock & roll presences on television, the portly, gregarious Domino, invariably seated at a piano, appeared frequently on the musical and variety shows of the Golden Age era – programs hosted by Steve Allen, Perry Como, Ed Sullivan and, of course, American Bandstand. Many years later, his song “Blueberry Hill” would become a frequent punchline when sung by Ron Howard’s Richie.


Domino also performed in two wildly influential rock movies of 1956: Shake, Rattle & Rock! and The Girl Can’t Help It, films that spread the news of rock & roll throughout the country and abroad.

The Beatles and countless other teens were entranced and called to arms, or at least called to the music.


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Reply #4 posted 10/25/17 9:16am

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― T.S. Eliot

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Reply #5 posted 10/25/17 9:34am

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The man who set up the North Sea Jazz Festival in the late 1970s, Paul Acket, used to tell this little anecdote of a man he knew who knew nothing about music, but who really enjoyed this wonderful Mr. Baldwin. But the man behind the Baldwin piano was Fats Domino.
RIP Fats, one of the true pioneers and it's good to know that he lived a long life and was surrounded by his loved ones. pray
[Edited 10/25/17 9:36am]
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Reply #6 posted 10/25/17 10:00am

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RIP to the musical legend, gentleman, and architecht of Rock and Roll. rose rose rose

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Reply #7 posted 10/25/17 10:10am

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #8 posted 10/25/17 10:11am

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On to your "Blue Heaven." R.I.P. Mr. Domino.

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Reply #9 posted 10/25/17 10:12am

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #10 posted 10/25/17 10:13am

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RIP I used to own his greatest hits on vinyl as a kid. There was a recent Doc on PBS about him. Truly one of my fav. artist. sad
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Reply #11 posted 10/25/17 10:14am

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Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino (2011)

http://img.wennermedia.com/social/rs-196843-R1236_FOB_Willie_HOF_C.jpg

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #12 posted 10/25/17 10:17am

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #13 posted 10/25/17 10:26am

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Reply #14 posted 10/25/17 11:44am

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #16 posted 10/25/17 3:04pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino (2011)


http://img.wennermedia.com/social/rs-196843-R1236_FOB_Willie_HOF_C.jpg


I'm frightened already looking at this photo....knowing how these things tend to pile up.

RIP Fats...wonderful tunes
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Reply #17 posted 10/25/17 4:13pm

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Little Richard on Fats Domino: 'He's the Greatest Entertainer Ever'
10/25/2017 by Joe Lynch Billboard

Antoine "Fats" Domino and Little Richard backstage at The Domino Effect concert at the New Orleans Arena on May 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

R&B and rock n' roll pioneer Fats Domino died at the age of 89 on Wednesday (Oct. 25). Several hours after the news broke, the iconic Little Richard spoke to Billboard about Domino, who was one of the few artists who can claim to have started rocking before Richard.

"He's the greatest entertainer that I ever known," Richard said. "Black, white, red, brown or yellow, he's a just good guy and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to know him. I love him."

Many other artists have paid homage to Domino today as well, from LL Cool J to Darius Rucker to Harry Connick Jr., speaking to Domino's extensive, eclectic impact on generations of musicians.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #18 posted 10/25/17 4:42pm

poppys

New Orleans is empty today, knowing Fats isn't home. A lovely man who enjoyed his life, family and community. He was shy, and so talented. heart rose

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Reply #19 posted 10/25/17 7:01pm

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"I wouldn't say I started rock and roll, but I don't remember anyone before me playing that stuff." - Fats

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Reply #20 posted 10/25/17 7:38pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

MickyDolenz said:

Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino (2011)

http://img.wennermedia.com/social/rs-196843-R1236_FOB_Willie_HOF_C.jpg

I'm frightened already looking at this photo....knowing how these things tend to pile up. RIP Fats...wonderful tunes

All these guys already lived lomger than most of us probably will.

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Reply #21 posted 10/26/17 1:21am

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I used to LOVE "Blueberry Hill" when I was little - my mother had it on cassette. RIP sad

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Reply #22 posted 10/26/17 5:11am

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MickyDolenz said:

Jerry Lee Lewis????, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino (2011)

http://img.wennermedia.com/social/rs-196843-R1236_FOB_Willie_HOF_C.jpg

hmmm

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Reply #23 posted 10/26/17 5:21am

poppys

Kick the old-school joints. For the true funk soldiers.
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Reply #24 posted 10/26/17 7:34am

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http://www.nola.com/music..._dies.html





With Dave Bartholomew







His wife, Rosemary Domino, died in 2008. Survivors, all of whom live in the New Orleans area, include two sons, Anatole and Antonio Domino; three daughters, Antoinette Smith, Anola Hartzog, Adonica Domino and Andrea Brimmer; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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Reply #25 posted 10/26/17 11:17am

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Monkies do not belong on that stage. He just kept under ground. Must have made money.

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Reply #26 posted 10/26/17 11:37am

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HuMpThAnG said:

MickyDolenz said:

Jerry Lee Lewis????, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino (2011)

http://img.wennermedia.com/social/rs-196843-R1236_FOB_Willie_HOF_C.jpg

hmmm

Jerry Lee Lewis toured with Little Richard and Chuck Berry in the 90s.

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Reply #27 posted 10/26/17 12:02pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

hmmm

Jerry Lee Lewis toured with Little Richard and Chuck Berry in the 90s.

questioning is that actually Jerry Lee in the photo hmmm

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Reply #28 posted 10/26/17 12:22pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Jerry Lee Lewis toured with Little Richard and Chuck Berry in the 90s.

questioning is that actually Jerry Lee in the photo hmmm

Yeah, it doesn't really look much like him, now that you mention it... lol

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Reply #29 posted 10/26/17 12:33pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

questioning is that actually Jerry Lee in the photo hmmm

Yeah, it doesn't really look much like him, now that you mention it... lol

It's a bad shot, but I doubt they'd have set up a photoshoot without him.

He DID go through a very bloated period a few years ago. Possibly due to medication, who knows. His face went back to looking weathered again recently and I thought: "gee, they've fixed the problem"...

Age and water retention, possibly diabetes, liver...who knows. But he's looked better recently (2 years ago come to think of it)....

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