Breaking: Legendary Fats Domino dead at 89

He was one of Rock N’ Roll founding fathers

Breaking: Legendary Fats Domino dead at 89

Fats Domino died yesterday October 24th, at age 89 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana after a long illness. Fats, who was born Antoine Domino Jr. on February 26th , 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana was one of the Rock N’ Roll founding fathers, a group that includes Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry who also passed away this year. Fars Domino had a string of hits during the 1950’s and early 1960’s, most notably “Ain’t That A Shame” and “Blueberry Hill”. Fats Domino was one of the first rhythm and blues artists to gain popularity with a white audience, his music is also credited as a key influence on artists during the 1960’s and 1970’s, Elvis Presley referred to Fats Domino as “the real king of rock n roll” and Paul McCartney reportedly wrote the Beatles song Lady Madonna in emulation of his style. Fats Domino was on the first group of artists inducted to the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986 together with other Rock N’ Roll founding fathers such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard. He was one of the 3 remaining Rock N’ Roll founding fathers, along with Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, yesterday, Fats Domino left the big stage of life, but his music and career will surely keep influencing many musicians for years to come.

Look back at Fats Domino performing his 1955  Rock N’ Roll classic “Ain’t That A Shame” 

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