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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 February 1928New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameAntoine Domino
Nicknames Fat Man
King of Rock 'n' Roll
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. He was previously married to Rosemary Hall.

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (1)

Distinctive baritone voice

Trivia (12)

He was voted the 25th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by "Rolling Stone" magazine.
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.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986).
Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame (1998).
Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007).
Inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame (2016).

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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