RIP Fats Domino

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Re: RIP Fats Domino

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:41 pm

I, of course, know who Fats Domino was, but what I didn't know was that his biggest hit, 1956's Blueberry Hill is actually from a 1941 Gene Autry western, The Singing Hill.

He refused to leave the New Orleans area decades ago and was initially thought to have been killed in Hurricane Katrina. George W. later replaced the National Medal of Arts that had been lost in the storm, originally awarded by Clinton.
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Re: RIP Fats Domino

Postby danfrank » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:09 pm

This guy had a huge influence on popular music. My mom has some old Fats Domino 78s, so I know that was the kind of music she was dancing to while young. Good stuff, those songs.

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Re: RIP Fats Domino

Postby Mister Tee » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:32 pm

His heyday was a bit before even my time, but it's impossible not to know his work (and, I'd say, love it). A legend.

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RIP Fats Domino

Postby Greg » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:38 am

Fats Domino, Rock and Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 89-w473594
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