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

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!

Saturday Song: Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill”

There needs to be some  upbeat, feel good down to the soles of your feet music today…..and so we turn to one of the greats.

Lets keep the piano going with two more from a living legend of rock-n-roll.

Fats Domino Is Back!


A friend who knows my deep appreciation and fondness for Fats Domino sent me this story about the performers return to the stage this past weekend.  I can almost hear the five-piece horn section playing!  I only wish it had been taped. Fats has a new release “Alive And Kicking” that proves his musical abilities are still top-notch.  It is good to see a decent guy in the entertainment world get such great press.

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