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Domino in 1977
|Birth name||Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.|
|Also known as||Fats, The Fat Man|
February 26, 1928|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
October 24, 2017 (aged 89)|
Harvey, Louisiana, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, rock and roll, piano blues, boogie-woogie|
|Years active||1949 – 2017|
Warner Bros. Records
Antoine "Fats" Domino (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.
Some of his best known songs included "Blue Monday", "Blueberry Hill", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "Whole Lotta Lovin'", "I'm In Love Again", "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday", "I'm Walkin'", "Want to Walk You Home", "The Fat Man", and "Ain't That a Shame."
- Pareles, Jon; Grimes, William (October 25, 2017). "Fats Domino, 89, One of Rock ’n’ Roll’s First Stars, Is Dead". https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/obituaries/fats-domino-89-one-of-rock-n-rolls-first-stars-is-dead.html. Retrieved October 25, 2017.