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America Lost Rock-And-Roll Legend With Death Of Fats Domino

October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, the piano prodigy whose lightning-fast fingers crafted a rollicking sound blending rock with rhythm-and-blues, has died at 89.

Domino gained fame with his 1955 hit “Ain’t That a Shame” and his 1956 rock ‘n’ roll version of “Blueberry Hill,” before finding further success with a string of other hits, including “I’m Walkin'” and “Walking to New Orleans.”

Whenever he played and sang there was not only an infectious grin on Domino’s face but his audience was smiling, too.  He had that magic a performer needs to be able to have his listeners become a part of the music and get lost in the melodies.   He was a master at hitting the chords on the piano and also pulling the strings of his audience so everyone had a fantastic time at one of his shows.

Fats Domino was a grand part of America’s musical family!

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