In Memoriam: Fats Domino


Togo 28.12.2011


The American pianist, singer and songwriter Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, died on October 24,2017 in his hometown. The breakthrough of the rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, piano blues and boogie-woogie musician came in 1955 with “Ain’t that a shame” and 1956 with “Blueberry Hill”, which he first performed in the legendary Ed Sullivan Show. It became the biggest hit of his career. As a live performer Fats Domino was active until the 1990s. The song “I’m Walkin'”, first recorded in 1957 was used in a 1991 Aral-advertising and thus returned into the German charts. Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003.