Fats Domino

Fats Domino

The most popular Black rock and roll artist of the 1950s.

Founded

February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Full Name

Antoine Dominique Domino

Date of Birth

February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Still Alive

Date of Death

October 24, 2017 in Harvey, Louisiana

Fats Domino at the piano in New York, circa 1950s.
Fats Domino at the piano in New York, circa 1950s.

About The artist

The most popular exponent of the classic New Orleans R&B sound, Fats Domino sold more records than any other Black rock & roll star of the 1950s. The Associated Press estimates that during his career, Fats sold more than 110 million records.

"He could make a piano talk. He could play anything. He’s not just a banger. He could really play for real."
Little Richard

Did you know...

In the 1940s in New Orleans, Fats Domino bought a piano that the owner had promised to sell to the mother of Dorothy Fuller so her daughter could learn to play. Dorothy Fuller is the mother of Black Music Project creator Christopher Fuller.

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