Hurricane Katrina Relief and Music


The Common Good hosted an intimate lunch gathering with legendary Fats Domino where he discussed post-Katrina New Orleans and the status of the music community today.


The first musician to become a rock ‘n’ roll icon solely on the strength of his music and not as an image or novelty, Fats Domino was also part of many of the early touring rock ‘n’ roll package shows that barnstormed the country and popularized the new music. He remained a man of the people, judging from the way the world waited on pins and needles when word filtered out that he was missing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, Antoine Domino, Jr.’s home from the day of his birth on February 26, 1928, was one of the epicenters of Katrina’s wrath. When photos of Domino’s rescue from his flooded home finally hit media outlets, the planet breathed a collective sigh of relief.

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