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Fats Domino
Fats Domino 1977.jpg
Domino in 1977
Background information
Birth nameAntoine Dominique Domino Jr.
Also known asFats, The Fat Man
BornFebruary 26, 1928(1928-02-26)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedOctober 24, 2017(2017-10-24) (aged 89)
Harvey, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresR&B, rock and roll, piano blues, boogie-woogie
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician
Years active1949 – 2017
Warner Bros. Records
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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."

Domino died on October 24, 2017 at his home in Harvey, Louisana aged 89, after a long illness.[1]


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