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Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. known as Fats Domino
« on: October 26, 2017, 06:43:59 PM »
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017), known as Fats Domino,
was an American pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole descent. He had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million copies, being certified gold.

Between 1955 and 1960, he had eleven Top 10 hits, and his record sales were reportedly surpassed only by Elvis Presley.

During his career, Domino sold over 65 million records. His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

In 1986, he was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award that year.

In September 2007, Domino was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.  He was also inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana.

 On August 21, 2016, Domino was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held in Detroit, Michigan. The other inductees were Dionne Warwick, Cathy Hughes, Smokey Robinson, Prince, and the Supremes.

He had received the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Ray Charles Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. His song “The Fat Man” entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015.

Domino died on October 24, 2017, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana, at the age of 89, from natural causes, according to the coroner's office.

Here is some of his best:


fats domino - blueberry hill

I'm Walkin'-Fats Domino-original song

Fats Domino I Want To Walk You Home YouTube

Fats Domino- I'm Walking To New Orleans(With Lyrics)

Fats Domino - I'm gonna be a wheel some day


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Re: Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. known as Fats Domino
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 09:26:34 PM »
A long life lived, and a class act all the way. R.I.P. Mr. Domino.  :(

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Re: Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. known as Fats Domino
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 04:31:34 PM »
What's also cool with him is....look at that list of accolades and achievements. He actually lived to receive all of those while he was still here and could enjoy them. So many others have received a lot of their awards and accolades after they already died and couldn't be a part of it.