Sharing my love for the first decade of rock and roll!
Fats Domino was born in New Orleans in 1928. His 1949 song The Fat Man is considered by many to be the first rock and roll single and is the first to sell over one million copies. His rolling piano style influenced many and was copied but never quite duplicated. Despite his influence on the rock and roll genre, Domino claimed he was simply playing the same rhythm and blues that was prevalent in his native Louisiana. Whatever he was playing, given his popularity with black and white audiences, it was a factor in breaking down racial barriers in the United States.
Domino has several hits, starting with Ain’t That a Shame in 1955, followed by I’m In Love Again, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I’m Walkin’, I Want to Walk You Home, and Walking to New Orleans.
Fats Domino passed away in 2017 at the age of 89.