BREAKING: The Biggest Legend EVER Just Died… This Is A HORRIBLE Day For America

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Once again we are saddened to report the death of another rock and roll legend, the great Fats Domino. 

He was 89 years old. Domino passed away due to natural causes, the coroner said.

Antoine “Fats” Domino, a pioneer of early rock ‘n’ roll whose piano-based hits such as “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Monday” and influenced artists including Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick, Randy Newman, Ricky Nelson, and John Lennon, among many others died Tuesday, according to Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office in Louisiana.

A contemporary of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, Domino was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was reportedly only second to Presley in record sales thanks to a titanic string of 11 top 10 hits between 1955 and 1960., Rolling Stone reports.

Born in 1928, Antoine Domino was playing piano and performing in New Orleans honky tonks and bars by the time he was a teenager. At 14, he dropped out of high school, taking jobs like hauling ice and working at a bedspring factory as a way to supplement his music. Domino’s career was effectively kicked off at New Orleans Hideaway Club. While playing piano in local bandleader Billy Diamond’s band, Diamond nicknamed Antoine “Fats” — partly in homage to keyboard-playing predecessors like Fats Waller and partly because, as Diamond told one crowd, “I call him ‘Fats,’ ‘cause if he keeps eating, he’s going to be just as big!” Domino was initially hesitant about the nickname, but it stuck.

He was one of the first 10 honorees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Rolling Stone Record Guide likened him to Benjamin Franklin, the beloved old man of a revolutionary movement.

His dynamic performance style and warm vocals drew crowds for five decades. One of his show-stopping stunts was playing the piano while standing, throwing his body against it with the beat of the music and bumping the grand piano across the stage, Fox News reports.

Domino’s 1956 version of “Blueberry Hill” was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings worthy of preservation. The preservation board noted that Domino insisted on performing the song despite his producer’s doubts, adding that Domino’s “New Orleans roots are evident in the Creole inflected cadences that add richness and depth to the performance.”

Domino became a global star but stayed true to his hometown, where his fate was initially unknown after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. It turned out that he and his family were rescued by boat from his home, where he lost three pianos and dozens of gold and platinum records, along with other memorabilia.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane!

Fats Domino The Fat Man

YouTube video courtesy of 01musicfan

Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill”

YouTube video courtesy of Mexicano109


YouTube video courtesy of tommy194070

I’m Walkin’-Fats Domino-original song

YouTube video courtesy of AK47bandit

Fats Domino – Blue Monday [1957]

YouTube video courtesy of boer berevel

What a legend!

Rest in peace my brother and thanks for the memories! 




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