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Fabulous Fifties

Sharing my love for the first decade of rock and roll!

Fats Domino

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.

Ain’t That a Shame

Fats Domino passed away in 2017 at the age of 89.

Fats Domino – Whole Lotta Loving — America On Coffee

Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. known as Fats Domino, was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and rollmusic, Domino sold more than 65 million records. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017), The record won an Imperial Gold Record Award. To promote the comeback single Fats appeared on The Dick Clark […]

Fats Domino – Whole Lotta Loving — America On Coffee