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Overview (5)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameAntoine Domino Jr.
Nicknames The Fat Man
The King of Rock 'n' Roll
The Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fats Domino was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Antoine Domino Jr. He was married to Rosemary Hall. He died on October 24, 2017 in New Orleans.

Spouse (1)

Rosemary Hall (6 August 1948 - 10 March 2008) (her death) (8 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Distinctive smooth baritone voice

Trivia (16)

He was voted the 25th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Although never really in the mainstream of early rock and roll, he was one of the most influential singers in rock. He was one of the biggest stars of rock and roll in the 1950s and one of the first rhythm and blues artists to gain popularity with white audiences.
In 1957, his brother-in-law approached him with a song he had written that he thought would be perfect for Fats. However, Domino turned down the song. The song was "You Take Too Much" and was later recorded by Joe Jones, reaching #3 on the Billboard charts.
On September 1, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans, he decided to stay at his home and was missed for days. He was later rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.
Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C. (1998).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
He was awarded a star on the Delta Music Museum Walk of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana.
Following his death, he was interred at Providence Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Fats Domino passed away on October 24, 2017, four months away from what would have been his 90th birthday on February 26, 2018.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986), the American Songwriters Hall of Fame (1998), the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007), and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame (2016).
First worked as an iceman and in a bedspring factory before landing a gig at a New Orleans nightclub which led to his first recording contract with Imperial Records.
He did not get his famous moniker as a result of his first hit, "The Fat Man" (1949) (which sold more than a million copies). In fact, that event took place when he was ten years old playing honky-tonk piano at the Hideaway Bar, where the resident bandleader Bill Diamond gave him the nickname.
He survived a near fatal automobile accident early in his career and nearly lost a hand in a factory accident.
Had numerous hit songs between 1952 and 1960, including "Ain't That a Shame", "Blueberry Hill" and "I'm Walkin'".
Had eight children, most of them whose names begin with the letter 'A'.

Personal Quotes (1)

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.

Salary (1)

Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956) $1,500

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