Fats Domino

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Fats Domino ✝


Fats Domino was part of many of the early touring rock ‘n’ roll package shows that “barnstormed” the country and popularized the new music.

No other veteran R&B artist of his era would come close to equaling his long-term impact on rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by the wide variety of artists covering his songs, from Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Ricky Nelson and Ike & Tina Turner to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, T-Rex, Los Lobos, and Cheap Trick. A prominent figure in the musical world, Fats Domino secured his legacy as an irreplaceable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer of the 1950’s.

Domino became missing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. His home was one of the epicenters of Katrina’s wrath, but he was eventually rescued from his flooded home.

Mr. Domino was hosted by The Common Good in 2007: Hurricane Katrina Relief and Music.