The Rock N’ Roll pioneer, Fats Domino died at the age of 89. Domino has sold more than 65 million records around the world. Among the best-selling singles are the hits like Blueberry Hill, Is not It a Shame, and many more.
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. was born in New Orleans on February 26, 1928, and during the fifties and sixties became one of the most popular Rock N’ Roll and rhythm and blues musicians.
Domino was born in a family with 9 children, his dad was a violinist but Fats learned to play the piano on at the time popular styles of reggae time, boogie-woogie, and blues.
His professional career began in 1949 with the debut single “The Fat Man” which achieved huge success and was sold in one million copies.
Domino on the music charts, first time appeared in 1955 with the song “Is not a Shame” and then there were other hits like “Be My Guest”, “I’m Ready”, “I’m Walkin” and in particular he will be remembered by the Blueberry Hill and Jambalaya.
Domino’s career was long five decades, but the best success was in the early fifties and sixties. At the time, there were 40 songs on top lists of the best rhythm blues songs.
Domino was one of the very first African-American rhythm and blues musicians who gained popularity from the withe audience. He also influenced many musicians and singers, including the rock king, Elvis Presley himself.
In 1986, he was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award that year.
His last tour was in Europe, for three weeks in 1995. In 1998, at the time President Bill Clinton awarded him the National Medal of arts. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 25 on list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.