Fats Domino

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Domino, Fats,

1928–, American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist, b. New Orleans, La. as Antoine Domino, Jr. Domino was one of the creators of rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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 from the mid-1950s through the 60s, becoming one of the most popular early rock-and-roll stars. Over his long career, he often worked with the bandleader and songwriter Dave Bartholomew. Domino's million-selling breakthrough hit, "The Fat Man" (1949), is one of the first rock-and-roll recordings. Playing the piano in a vigorous boogie style, often with bass, guitar, drums, and saxophone accompaniment, he crossed over into the pop charts in 1955 with his recording of "Ain't That a Shame." Among his other best-selling singles are "Blueberry Hill" (1956), "My Blue Heaven" (1956), "I'm Walkin'" (1957), "Blue Monday" (1957), "I Want to Walk You Home" (1959), "Walkin' to New Orleans" (1960), and his 1968 remake of the Beatles' "Lady Madonna."


See R. Coleman, Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll (2007); J. Lauro, dir. The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll (documentary, 2016).

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